Cloud OS Video Series 5–Monitoring the Private Cloud

The Cloud OS Video series is a collection of videos that help you understand the technology, deployment, and management of the Cloud OS leveraging Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1. Each video is designed to be less than 10 minutes and cover a specific topic. These allows you to target your learning easily… Read more

Cloud OS Video Series 4–Enabling Chargeback in System Center

The Cloud OS Video series is a collection of videos that help you understand the technology, deployment, and management of the Cloud OS leveraging Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1. Each video is designed to be less than 10 minutes and cover a specific topic. These allows you to target your learning easily… Read more

Cloud OS Video Series 2–VMware Integration

The Cloud OS Video series is a collection of videos that help you understand the technology, deployment, and management of the Cloud OS leveraging Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1. Each video is designed to be less than 10 minutes and cover a specific topic. These allows you to target your learning easily… Read more

I Don’t Need a Private Cloud. I Already Have One!

How many times have you heard that? When speaking to IT managers or business decision makers about a Private Cloud or a Hybrid Cloud, most think that they already have one. But, do they, really? Most IT professionals already know that virtualization does not equal cloud. Although virtualization may power a private cloud, it does… Read more

What is Automation? by Michael Lubanski

Automation is "the use of machines or technologies to optimize productivity in the production of goods and delivery of services. The correct incentive for applying automation is to increase productivity, and/or quality beyond that possible with current human labor levels so as to realize economies of scale, and/or realize predictable quality levels.[1] “ Automation in… Read more

Self-Service in System Center 2012 by Michael Lubanski

“Self-Service” is one of the core features of a Private Cloud. Self-Service gives the user the ability to request computing resources for his/her use with minimal or no interaction with their IT staff. In some cases, it may be as simple as browsing to a website, entering some information, such as the number and type… Read more

Switch to Hyper-V with the Hyper-V Switch Program – Part 2 by Michael Lubanski

As a follow-up to Part 1 on March 8, Microsoft has released version 2 of its Virtual Machine Migration Toolkit in the Hyper-V Switch Program. Version 2 makes it easier and faster to migrate virtual machines to the Hyper-V platform.     What’s New Hyper-V Switch now runs on System Center 2012 and takes advantage… Read more

Switch to Hyper-V with the Hyper-V Switch Program – Part 1 by Michael Lubanski

Switch to Hyper-V with the Hyper-V Switch Program – Part 1 By Michael Lubanski If you are thinking about travelling down the road to the Microsoft Private Cloud, one of the challenges you might face is how to migrate your virtual machines from your current VMware platform to a Hyper-V platform. Sure, you could do… Read more