Automation–MVP Example Solution Spotlight–Orchestrator Integration with Office365 and SharePoint 2013

Hello Readers/Viewers! Today’s post is just a quick cross-post and spotlight on an example solution walkthrough. Who? The below referenced content was created by Microsoft Virtualization MVP, Nathan Lasnoski Nathan Lasnoski is the Team Lead of Concurrency’s Infrastructure Practice, a Microsoft Virtualization MVP and a recognized leader in Core Infrastructure Design, SharePoint Infrastructure, Virtualization, and… Read more

August 2013 was Automation Month at the Building Clouds Blog!

Augomation? Autogust? Augustomania? Whatever you call it, with 16 Automation Track / Automation Track adjacent posts, it was Automation’s month to shine. You may have not even realized it – heck, I don’t think we did… The Posts… If you have been keeping up, fantastic! If you haven’t, well, we have a bunch of links… Read more

Automation-Executing a PowerShell v3 (Parallel Execution) Script in System Center Orchestrator 2012

Hello readers!  I have a post that I think will be very interesting to those of you who have wanted to execute PowerShell v3 through Orchestrator and have had issues.  The core of Orchestrator (if you didn’t already know) was built around an x86 PowerShell base for execution of PowerShell.  Meaning, by default if you… Read more

Introducing the Cloud and Datacenter Solutions Hub

It’s been months in the making and we’ve been waiting for it with great anticipation. Now it’s here! That’s right – the Private Cloud Solutions Hub has been reborn as the new and improved and extremely useful Cloud and Datacenter Solutions Hub. The Cloud and Datacenter Solutions hub aims to help you get started with… Read more

Cloud Infrastructure Solution for Enterprise IT Available for Download

You’ve heard a lot about private cloud on this blog. We’ve talked about why you should consider private cloud, what advantages private cloud has to offer, and the key architectural principles, concepts and patterns that drive a well architected and designed private cloud solution. But one thing seems to be missing – a solid solution… Read more

Deploying complex solutions into virtualized environments – or "To virtualize or not to virtualize"

A very active topic in the world  of private cloud regards which applications should be virtualized and which applications need to run in a traditional, siloed datacenter environment. At this time it’s hard to come up with a definite “right answer” on either side of the debate. However, it’s something that you will definitely need… Read more

Network Virtualization Guide with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager Service Pack 1 by Kristian Nese

One of the most interesting features included with Windows Server 2012 is the Hyper-V Network Virtualization capability. This feature allows you to move your virtual machines from data center to data center, or from data center to cloud service provider hosting environment and keep the IP addressing information that has already been assigned to the… Read more