How to design a Microsoft Private Cloud in a predictable and supported way

A Product Line Architecture (PLA) is a set of rules and architectural patterns that provide a method for predictable and supportable deployments Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Fabric Architecture Guide – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38817 Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Fabric Management Architecture Guide – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38813 These documents provides specific guidance for developing fabric architectures (compute, network, storage, and virtualization…

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Where can I find information about Security for Microsoft Private Cloud

As I am working for large National Cloud project for a Government very high Security standard and a lot of requirements for security, compliance and auditing coming up every day. As Microsoft we are using following building blocks to build an Architecture  for a Microsoft Private Cloud   Security components for Private Cloud can be…

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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides

Planning the next generation of technical infrastructure for corporations can be a complex and daunting task. The success of any infrastructure is measured in how well the design choices match business objectives. Although plenty of product documentation is available, it can be difficult to find guidance on how to appropriately plan the core infrastructure for…

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Your Workplace in 2020: Gartner’s Predictions

External Source: http://www.cio.com/article/602066/Your_Workplace_in_2020_Gartner_s_Predictions?source=CIONLE_nlt_leader_2010-08-09 CIO — How will people work 10 years from now? Gartner thinks it has a pretty good idea, predicting 10 major changes that will occur during the next 10 years. “Work will become less routine, characterized by increased volatility, hyperconnectedness, ‘swarming’ and more,” said Tom Austin, a Gartner fellow, in a media…

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Architecture: WHat does email cost?

External Source: http://blogs.gartner.com/bill-pray/2010/07/15/really-what-does-e-mail-cost/ When determining e-mail costs, it is important to look beyond the licensing costs and to also use, at the least, a three year average to get the best grasp on what it really costs. Costs should include not only the e-mail licensing, but add-ons, mobile, perimeter services, archiving, and migration costs if…

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Architecture: Where do you draw the lines between business and IT ownership of data and information?

External Source: http://blogs.forrester.com/boris_evelson/10-07-16-where_do_you_draw_lines_between_business_and_it_ownership_data_and_information There are many questions on this subject and it often turns into almost a religious debate. Let’s throw some structure into it. Here’s a decision-to-raw-data stack. Decisions Strategy Policies Objectives (e.g. clear understanding of what is driving revenue performance) Goals (e.g. achieve x% income growth) Calculated metrics (any combination, variation of the…

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Architecture: Cloud Application Architecture Patterns: Building Cloud Optimized Applications

External Source:  http://www.burtongroup.com/Client/Research/Document.aspx?cid=2085 Cloud computing requires an architecture shift and new development models. Traditional application and data architecture does not enable optimal elastic scalability and maximum utilization of shared infrastructure. To build Cloud-friendly applications that will maximize benefits, development teams must apply Cloud application design patterns to build systems that exhibit parallelism, multi-tenancy, autonomy, distributed interactions,…

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Architecture: The future of Corporate IT

External Source: https://cio.executiveboard.com/Members/executivesummary/The_Future_of_Corporate_IT.aspx How to Prepare for Five Radical Shifts in IT Value, Ownership, and Role The five-year outlook for corporate IT points to fundamental changes in IT value, ownership, and role. The ability to capture and exploit data will become critical as process automation is commoditized. As activities devolve to business units, consolidate in…

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Top Ten CIO Executive Board Downloads

External source: www.executiveboard.com The Future of Corporate IT: Information Over Process: This study reviews the first of 5 radical shifts expected to occur in the IT function over the next five years: Competitive advantage from information technology shifts toward customer experience, data analytics, and knowledge worker enablement; consequently, information management skills will rise in importance…

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