A Malware and Firewall Protection Solution for the Private Cloud

Private Cloud networks have network security requirements similar to those seen on traditional LAN based datacenters. You need network segmentation, you need to be able to exert access controls between virtual machines, between virtual machines and machines on the corporate network and the Internet, and you need to have a anti-malware and bandwidth control. Just… Read more

Introduction to Cloud Computing by Tom Shinder

Hi Microsoft Private Cloud fans! Hope you had a good weekend and that you’re ready to start your week with a nice dose of Private Cloud. This week we’ll start off by serving up a presentation I did on Private Cloud for the Microsoft MVPs. This presentation, Introduction to Private Cloud, goes over the basic… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 as Private Cloud Enabler (2/5): Fabric, Oh, Fabric

  Happy Thursday Microsoft Private Cloud fans! Today we are again honored to feature a great blog post by Yung Chou, a Senior IT Pro Evangelist who is allowing us to cross-post his five part series on using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to create and support a Private Cloud, which is originally published on… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 as Private Cloud Enabler (1/5): Concepts

Hi Microsoft Private Cloud fans! This week we’re in for a special treat. Yung Chou, a Senior IT Pro Evangelist is allowing us to cross-post his five part series on using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to create and support a Private Cloud, which is originally published on his virtualization blog. In this, part 1… Read more

Cloud is Not Virtualization

If you’ve had a chance to read some of the articles on this blog and the information at the current Microsoft Private Cloud site over at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/private-cloud/default.aspx, you’ll know that cloud computing, including private cloud, is much more than just virtualization or a virtualized data center. While virtualization is an enabling technology for cloud (and… Read more

Microsoft Private Cloud Goes Social

Are you deploying a Microsoft Private Cloud? Are you interested in talking about Microsoft Private Cloud? Maybe you’re new to the entire cloud business and want to see what’s happening in the world of Microsoft Private Cloud and participate in the conversation. Whatever your reason, one thing you do know is that you like to… Read more

Cloud Computing: Architecting a Microsoft Private Cloud

My colleague Dave and I are writing a series that covers the principles and reference architecture of our MCS-built Datacenter Services Infrastructure-as-a-Service Solution. Please take a few minutes each month to read and let us know your thoughts! Here’s a blurb from part one written by Dave, make sure to check out the FULL ARTICLE… Read more

MMS 2011 On-Demand Training Private Cloud

Clint Rousseau, Solution Architect Jamal Malik, Senior Consultant, Board Certified Architect Overview Approximately 4,000 people attended MMS 2011 this year and during the course of the event, about 12,000 labs were taken. A Hands-On Lab affords users the opportunity to install, test and receive hands-on experience with existing, new and up-coming products from Microsoft and… Read more

Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Architecture Brief

(NOTE: this is a cross-post from the Virtualization Team Blog. Download the whitepaper now!) So you heard about the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program and wonder … what exactly is it? Is it marketecture or is there some meat to it? What do these “pre-architected, pre-validated” solutions consist of, and how were those decisions arrived… Read more