Automated deployment of workloads: new solutions for centralized desktops

For this post, we are glad to host Thomas Roettinger, Program Manager in Microsoft’s Private Cloud Solutions team. Today we announce the availability of two new automation solutions for desktop centralization: we have just posted new samples that enable the automation of Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Personal and Pooled Virtual Desktops) as well as samples… Read more

Microsoft and Dell Extend Hybrid Cloud System Family with CPS Standard

One year and one day from the announcement of the Microsoft Cloud Platform System, we are happy to expand the CPS family of hybrid cloud systems. Today at Dell World, Satya Nadella joined Michael Dell on stage to talk about new solutions and investments Microsoft and Dell are jointly making to bring customers into the… Read more

CPS Update 2 Released

As announced on September 16th, today Microsoft made available the second package of updates to Cloud Platform System (CPS).  CPS Update 2 helps make it easier and less costly to secure, back up, and recover your cloud infrastructure and your tenant and customer data, and track and demonstrate your compliance with FedRAMP requirements. BitLocker Drive Encryption… Read more

Microsoft CPS Pre-Validated For FedRAMP Compliance

Hello everyone, this is Filippo Seracini from the Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions team. I am here to tell you about the work we have done to facilitate your FedRAMP authorization for the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS). Who should read this post? This blog post describes Microsoft’s investment in configuring and validating CPS to make… Read more

Microsoft and Nutanix

Hello Again!  This is Vijay Tewari, Principal Group Program Manager for Private Cloud Solutions.  Yesterday I had the privilege of joining Nutanix on stage for the keynote of their first ever .NEXT user conference. Microsoft and Nutanix have built a solid partnership, built on jointly engineered solutions and a laser focus on customer scenarios and… Read more

Tell us your thoughts on private cloud solutions and operations!

The Private Cloud Solutions team would like your feedback to help prioritize our investments in the development of private cloud solutions – including future versions of the Cloud Platform System and Private Cloud Fast Track. We would like to hear how you think about private cloud solutions and operations today, and what your plans are… Read more

Ignite sessions now posted

We are back from Ignite and the excitement there was palpable. It was indeed a unique experience being there amongst our customers and partners. Interacting with customers and getting feedback from you is vital to help us prioritize and develop solutions that meet your needs – more on this tomorrow! At Ignite, we shared information… Read more

SecureGUARD Unified Cloud Block platform overview

We are honored to host Helmut Otto, founder and managing director of SecureGUARD GmbH, and a Microsoft MVP. Helmut will tell us about the recently announced SecureGUARD Unified Cloud Block (UCB) FastTrack v4 solution, and will give us a good overview of this converged system and the thinking that went into its design. The SecureGUARD… Read more

Dell PowerEdge R630 Configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track v4

We are honored to host Kristine Lindely, senior strategist in the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell, to tell us about the new Dell PowerEdge Private Cloud Fast Track configuration that Dell is showing at Ignite. So you need to build an on-premises cloud… what now? Cloud architectures can be confusing and many IT teams don’t… Read more

Zero-Downtime Patch & Update Orchestration on the Microsoft Cloud Platform System

We are privileged to have a guest blogger on Building Clouds, Justin Incarnato.  Justin is a Program Manager in Microsoft’s Enterprise Cloud Solutions Group where he has been responsible for developing the Patch and Update process for the Microsoft Cloud Platform System. Who should read this blog? If you are interested in learning how Microsoft… Read more