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

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

Thank You TechEd Europe 2014!

Hello Readers and Viewers! Quite a few Enterprise Cloud Group CAT Team Members / Building Clouds Bloggers were speakers at TechEd Europe this year! On behalf of the team, I would like to express our appreciation to the many thousands of attendees that showed up ready to learn and experience everything TechEd had to offer… Read more

Windows Azure Pack VM Deployment Tip: VMM VM Template + Default Network Configuration = Potential Issues; Workaround Enclosed

Hello Readers! Today I am back with a Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Standalone VM Deployment Tip… Problem With the wider adoption of WAP, we have seen a “known issue” crop up for a particular use case when leveraging the following products: Windows Azure Pack (Tenant Portal) Virtual Machine Manager VM Templates Issue Failure when attempting… Read more

Enabling Database as a Service with the Microsoft Private Cloud Stack

Hello Readers, During the course of the last few weeks and months, we’ve been publishing many different articles related to automating database deployments, templates for database workloads in Windows Azure Pack (WAP), blog posts about how to leverage the WAP APIs to work with virtual machines and/or databases, and many others. All of these relate… Read more

Updated Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items for SQL Server 2012 SP1 and SQL Server 2014

Hello Readers! This past January, we published two Windows Azure Pack (WAP) VM Role gallery items for database workloads, including SQL Server 2012 SP1 and Oracle Database 12c, to complement the SQL Server 2012 gallery item already available at the time. Today, these sample SQL Server gallery items get an update, including a brand new… Read more

Contoso Labs-Table of Contents

This is a table of contents for the entire Contoso Labs series.  Posts will be categorized by main topics that they cover. Introduction and Planning Introduction Who are the Users? What is the Service? Hardware Resources Fabric Choices (Storage) Fabric Choices (Network) Storage Purchasing (JBODs) Storage Purchasing (File Servers) Storage Purchasing (SAS config) Network Purchasing… Read more

Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items for Database Workloads : SQL Server 2012 and Oracle Database 12c

  A couple weeks ago, my colleague Michael Greene posted a terrific set of VMRole Gallery Items for Collaboration Workloads, including Lync Server 2013, Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint Server Server 2013. Today, I’m happy to post two VMRole Gallery Items for Database Workloads : SQL Server 2012 (Advanced) and Oracle Database 12c. This post… Read more

VMRole Guide for the Service Template Admin

I recently took on a special project to create example gallery items for Windows Azure Pack.  I was given a few goals to work with: Think about the example service templates our team has released, especially Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint, and use those as a starting point Improve uniformity across the different workload examples Share… Read more

Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items for Collaboration Workloads

Readers of BCB, I am happy to announce the first round of Building Clouds Blog Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items! Table of Contents Building Clouds Blog           Windows Azure Pack VMRole Gallery Items Name Blog Post TechNet Gallery Exchange Server 2013 CU2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/13/vmrole-gallery-item-exchange-server-2013.aspx Lync Server 2013 http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/13/vmrole-gallery-item-lync-server-2013.aspx SharePoint Server 2013 http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/13/vmrole-gallery-item-sharepoint-server-2013.aspx VMRole Example Kit http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/12/13/virtual-machine-role-example-kit.aspx… Read more