Let’s Build a Cloud… With PowerShell! – Part 2: Managing Virtual Machines

In the previous blog in this series, we discussed how to use PowerShell to deploy and configure Hyper-V and File Server clusters to set up a cloud infrastructure environment. We’ve seen how remote PowerShell invocation helps achieve that at scale and with zero manual intervention. We’ve also used a management server to host the PowerShell… Read more

Cloud Datacenter Storage Approaches in the Windows Server 2012 era

In our previous blog post, we talked about the network architecture of a Windows Server 2012 datacenter and how it opens up the door for new ways of thinking about networking. In this post, we’ll discuss the different conceptual approaches for storage when building cloud infrastructure and see how Windows Server 2012 presents new opportunities… Read more

Cloud Datacenter Network Architecture in the Windows Server “8” era

In the previous blog, we talked about what makes Windows Server “8” a great cloud platform and how to actually get your hands dirty building your own mini-cloud. I hope by now that you’ve had a chance to explore the Windows Server “8” cloud infrastructure technologies, so now you’re ready to start diving a bit… Read more

Windows Server “8” and Cloud Computing

We talk a lot about the core architectural principles, concepts and patterns that go into creating a private cloud that enable you to take advantage of the key capabilities that cloud offers over a conventional datacenter. These capabilities are enabled by a strong and robust software foundation. That foundation needs to make possible the abstraction required… Read more