Private Cloud Concepts

This post is part of a series which outlines the Context, Principles, and Concepts which formulate the basis of a holistic Private Cloud approach. Each post gives a framing for the next so they are best read in order. The following concepts are abstractions or strategies that support the principles and facilitate the composition of… Read more

Gartner Data Center Conference Coverage

Tonight I depart for sin city to attend the 2010 North America Gartner Data Center Conference. (aside: why do some folks use datacenter and some data center?). Check my Twitter feed @adamfazio for regular updates from the event and back here on Thursday 12/9 for a round-up of the the sessions and announcements. You can… Read more

Security in the Private Cloud

Shelly Bird, Deployment Solution Architect, Microsoft Public Sector Dispatch from the NIST Security Conference in Baltimore, MD: on September 28th, a panel of experts discussed with the audience “Security in the Private Cloud”. It was a pretty interesting exchange, as the packed audience directly challenged the experts, asking about the dangers of consolidation and what… Read more

Private Cloud Principles

Microsoft’s approach is evolved from its own experience of operating large data centers around the world. In its capacity as a data center operator, Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) provides the infrastructure used for Microsoft’s internal Enterprise IT Services and the infrastructure used for external services like Bing™, Azure™, Hotmail™, Xbox Live®, and the Business… Read more

Blog Roadmap

As opposed to starting every article by giving a “how does this post fit into a series, how does the series fit into the blog” explanation, which would bore the both of us, let me provide a very simplistic roadmap here so that you can see where this thing is going and what content may… Read more

Context for Private Cloud

Admittedly I said our next post would be the Principles and Concepts of Private Cloud computing. However, without any context it may be pre-mature. But don’t worry, there will be rapid-fire content for a while. So next up is Principles and Concepts, but first, what is the context in which we are architecting solutions? What… Read more


Welcome to post #1 on the Private Cloud TechNet Blog! I’m excited to be kicking off this new site covering all things Private Cloud at Microsoft. The goal here is to create a multi-author blog aimed at Private Cloud computing with a non-exclusive focus on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (virtualization, management, datacenter, service delivery, and other key cloud-enablers)…. Read more