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Patrick Renzi - Partner Development Specialist

Patrick Renzi

Patrick is a Partner Development Specialist for Volume Licensing/Online Services at PC Connection. He specializes in Microsoft Cloud, Client, and Server software. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry, mogul skiing, spending time with his dog, and camping and hiking. 

Areas of expertise:Cloud ComputingSoftware

Articles by Patrick Renzi


Do you remember the comment in our last blog, Deep Dive: What You Need to Know About Licensing for Windows Server 2012, advising IT leaders to be sure that they can stand by the choices they make to deploy Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter on various systems across their environments? Thinking with the future in mind is the only way to avoid making costly licensing mistakes that initially may seem like good decisions.

Tags:LicensingWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

Options: What You Need to Know About Licensing for Windows Server 2012

What’s the Difference between Standard and Datacenter Editions?

by Patrick Renzi | 03.23.15

In part one of our three-part look into Windows Server 2012, we took a deep dive into the new licensing options. Today, we’re going to closely examine what really sets the two licensing options—Standard or Datacenter—apart.

Tags:CloudData CenterMicrosoftVirtualizationWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

Licensing

Just a couple of weeks ago, we provided a quick take on licensing options for Windows Server 2012 that enterprise IT leaders will need to consider as they plan their OS migration strategies. (See Windows Server 2003 Isn’t Broke: So Why Fix It?). Up next, we’ll dive deeper into Windows 2012 licensing.

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What is Azure?

And how can I get my hands on it?

by Patrick Renzi | 11.18.14

Cloud Computing is all the rage today, and rightfully so.  Businesses are readily adopting this innovative way to compute over the Internet. But before you get ahead of yourself, there are hundreds of questions you should ask before journeying into the Cloud. For starters, what is driving this initiative? How are you preparing? How are you going to control it? And most important, what is it?

Tags:Azure Active DirectoryCloudCloud ComputingCloud StorageDesktopsEnterprise AgreementLicensingMicrosoft AzureOffice 365Private CloudPublic Cloud

Microsoft Azure

Developing Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

by Patrick Renzi | 11.13.14

Want an open and flexible Cloud platform that helps you move faster, do more, and save money?  Sound too good to be true? Let me introduce you to Microsoft Azure. It’s a growing collection of integrated services—compute, storage, data, networking, and app—that lets you develop enterprise-ready APIs fast using a wide range of operating systems, frameworks, and languages to ensure great performance for your customers. Intrigued? Read on…

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