The Journey to the Private Cloud Part 3 – The Infrastructure Layer

Happy Monday private cloud architecture blog fans! We start the week on a good foot with a great contribution from one of our private cloud architecture thought leaders – Vincent Montalbano. Vincent is doing a series called “Journey to the Private Cloud” and he’s going over the key architectural issues you will need to think… Read more

Automated Fabric Patching for the Private Cloud

When speaking of private cloud, the fabric is arguably the most unique piece of the cloud solution that separates it from a traditional datacenter. We’ve talked about the private cloud fabric in previous articles on the Private Cloud Architecture blog, such as the one done by Yung Chou entitled System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)… Read more

The Journey to the Private Cloud Part 2 – The Management Layer

It’s great to see those of you in the private cloud community stepping up to the plate and contributing articles to the private cloud blog! We in the infancy of cloud computing and we’re all trying to ramp up and learn what private cloud is about, what advantages we gain from private cloud, and how… Read more

Welcome to the Private Cloud Solutions Hub

Hey Private Cloud Architecture fans, I’ve got some great news – the Private Cloud Solutions Hub is now live and ready for you to check it out. Our goal for the Private Cloud Solutions Hub is to give you one place where you can find all the private cloud architectural information you need to optimize… Read more

Security Considerations for Infrastructure as a Service–IaaS-Private Cloud

Cloud computing makes a lot of promises in the areas of increased flexibility and agility, potential cost savings, and competitive advantages for developers so that they can stand up an infrastructure quickly and efficiently to enable then to develop the software to drive business success. There are a lot of problems that cloud, especially private… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 as Private Cloud Enabler (3/5): The Power of Service Templates

A primary focus of private cloud is service delivery. In contrast to the traditional datacenter approach to application deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting, private cloud refocuses our attention to the service that is actually being consumed by the user of the service. When you take a service providers approach you begin to think about how you… Read more

The Journey to the Private Cloud Part 1 – The Operations Layer

The Private Cloud blog is all about community and we’re happy to say that we have a number of people from the community stepping up to the plate to share their knowledge about private cloud here. This week we are treated to a great post by Vincent Montalbano on the importance of the Operations Layer… Read more

IPv6 and Your Private Cloud

When architecting your private cloud infrastructure, one of components you need to give attention to is the networking infrastructure that supports connectivity between the devices within your private cloud, and between tenants of the private cloud and external locations, such as your public cloud assets. Not only do you need to consider the architecture of… Read more

Introduction to Infrastructure as a Service by Bill Loffler

Private Cloud is all about being a service provider and one of the core services you’ll want to provide is Infrastructure as a Service (commonly known as IaaS). Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS is the industry term used to describe the capability to provide computing infrastructure resources in a well-defined manner, similar to what… Read more

Monitoring The Enchanted Cloud

A recurring theme in our discussions about cloud computing is that cloud computing is all about the app and service delivery. While we all think we’re providing a service to our users, our focus in a traditional data center is to keep the lights running and a byproduct of those running lights is the service… Read more