Updated White Paper – Enabling Database as a Service Enabling Database as a Service with the Microsoft Private Cloud Stack

Hello Readers, Just a quick note to let you know that the document from this blog post has just been updated. It now includes updates related to the latest changes and enhancements in Update Rollups (UR) 3, 5 and 6 for Windows Azure Pack. There are also a few additional FAQ entries in the second… 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

Cisco and EMC VSPEX with Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track 4.0

We are honored to host as a guest blogger Rex Backman, from the data center solutions team at Cisco. Rex tells us about the Private Cloud Fast Track solution that Cisco is showing at Ignite. I am Rex Backman, and I am responsible for Microsoft oriented data center solutions at Cisco. I am glad to have… 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

White paper: Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds

  Hello readers! This blog post introduces the “Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds” white paper from the Enterprise Cloud Group (ECG) CAT team, that you can download at the link below. We hope you will find this resource useful! Audience This document is for IT professionals or application owners interested in understanding… Read more

CPS Management Cluster and Its Performance

By now, I hope that you’ve had some opportunities to read and understand what Cloud Platform System (CPS) is, how the fabric monitoring capability works in CPS, how we take advantage of CPS inside of Microsoft, and how we're building and testing Microsoft workloads in this platform. In today’s post, we’d like to take you… Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Foundations

The goal of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Foundations series is to help enterprise IT departments and cloud service providers understand, develop, and implement IaaS infrastructures. This series provides comprehensive conceptual background that combines Microsoft software, consolidated guidance, and validated configurations with partner technologies such as compute, network, and storage architectures, in addition to value-added software features…. Read more

Private Cloud Security Considerations Guide-Security Design Considerations

This section of the Private Cloud Security Considerations Guide covers a number of security design considerations that you will need to think about and options for making the best decisions for securing your private cloud deployment. Table of Contents 4 Private Cloud Security Considerations    4.1 Security Foundation Considerations    4.2 Infrastructure Security Considerations   … Read more

Private Cloud Security Considerations Guide-Security Challenges

This section of the Private Cloud Security Considerations Guide covers a number of security design challenges that you will need to address when considering options for making the best decisions for securing your private cloud . Table of Contents 5 Private cloud Security Challenges    5.1 Resource Pooling Security Considerations    5.2 Broad Network Access… Read more