Claim Fundamentals WhitePaper for Windows Azure Pack

Hello Readers Some people find the concept of claims in connection with Windows Azure Pack hard to understand. To make it easier to understand these concepts, Shri form the WAP teams has created a good whitepaper that goes through the different concepts involved with claims based authentication. This white paper discusses some concepts, such as… Read more

Deployment–DSC Resources for System Center Deployment

Readers of this blog are familiar with the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT), which was developed to solve the problem of complex long running distributed deployment, primarily of the components used to manage the fabric of a private cloud i.e. Windows Server, System Center, and Windows Azure Pack, as well as related components required to support… Read more

Introducing the JEA Toolkit Helper

Note: This tool has been replaced by the "JEA Helper Tool 2.0", which has been designed to work with the latest version of JEA as part of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 and Window Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 (TP4) Please refer to the following link, for more information about this updated version: http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2015/12/20/introducing-the-updated-jea-helper-tool.aspx Just Enough… Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Compute Foundations

This document discusses the compute infrastructure components that are relevant for a Microsoft IaaS infrastructure and provides guidelines and requirements for building an IaaS network infrastructure using Microsoft products and technologies. Table of Contents (for this article) 1  Introduction  2 On-Premises     2.1 Compute Architecture  3 Public Cloud     3.1 Azure IaaS  4  Hybrid Cloud… Read more

Windows Azure Pack WhitePaper based on Building Clouds

Hi Readers About a year ago, a series of blog posts about Windows Azure Pack was released as an easy way to get readers of Building Clouds started with Windows Azure Pack: Windows Azure Pack Blog Post Overview on Building Clouds & TechNet Several people have pinged us and asked if we could not combine… Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Network Foundations

This document discusses the network infrastructure components that are relevant for a Microsoft IaaS infrastructure and provides guidelines and requirements for building an IaaS network infrastructure using Microsoft products and technologies. Table of Contents (for this article) 1 Introduction 2 On Premises    2.1 Network Architecture 3 Public Cloud    3.1 Low Latency Network Connections… Read more

Unveiling The Microsoft Cloud Platform System, powered by Dell

Yes!!! At last we can talk about what we have been working on for close to 18 months – “San Diego” – that was the code name for what is now “Microsoft Cloud Platform System” (CPS), which was announced earlier today by Scott Guthrie. These 18 months have been a journey for all of us… Read more

Teched Barcelona opportunities for direct engagement with Windows Server & System Center Engineering teams

Dear Building Clouds readers If you are going to Teched Europe in Barcelona, Spain and would like to have a direct engagement with the Windows Server & System Center Engineering team, please read below: If you have any areas you would like to bring up, examples could be: Experience from running Windows Server / System… Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Storage Foundations

This document discusses the storage infrastructure components that are relevant for a Microsoft IaaS infrastructure and provides guidelines and requirements for building an IaaS storage infrastructure using Microsoft products and technologies. Table of Contents (for this article) 1.0  Introduction 2.0  On-Premises        2.1 Drive Architectures        2.2 Storage Controller Architectures        2.3 Storage Networking       … Read more

Automate and Manage Windows Operating System Deployments Now Online

Hey folks! Jeff Gilbert here. It’s no secret that enterprise Windows operating system deployments can be complicated and costly. It can also be very difficult to ensure consistent results with so many different methods and tools available to enterprise desktop administrators these days. Finally, adding to the complexity of operating system deployment is the overabundance… Read more