TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 2)

Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 If you attended one of our Live Private Cloud TechNet events delivered recently in the major metros along the US east coast, hopefully we’ve inspired you to build out your own private cloud test environment with downloadable evaluation products. This is the 2nd episode of our post-event conference…

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An Inconvenient Truth of the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing, SP 800-145

Amid the many benefits of having the NIST SP 800-145 as a tool to facilitate the understanding, the classification and some definitions of the four deployment models are redundant and inconsistent. Particularly, the definition of “community cloud” is a redundant of that of a private cloud, the deployment models are defined with 2 set of…

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Highly Virtualized Computing vs. Private Cloud (Reprised, 2/2)

Virtualization vs. private cloud has confused many IT pros. Are they the same? Or different? In what way and how? We have already virtualized most of my computing resources, is a private cloud still relevant to us? These are questions I have been frequently asked. This is the 2nd article of the series, as shown below,…

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Free Resources from Http://aka.ms/free

Microsoft Patterns and Practices and other free eBooks Private Cloud Whitepapers and Tools Windows Azure Pricing Calculator Posters More hybrid cloud resources at https://aka.ms/all. Microsoft Patterns and Practices   Microsoft Press E-Book   Virtual Machine Manager Networking Poster You want to download this one!   Must-Read Private Cloud Reference Document Private Cloud Whitepapers   Private…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 as Private Cloud Enabler (4/5): Working with Service Templates

A key feature delivered by VMM 2012 is the ability to deploy an application based on a service template which enables a push-button deployment of a target application infrastructure. VMM 2012 signifies a direct focus, embedded in product design, on addressing the entire picture of a delivered business function, rather than presenting fragmented views from…

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TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 1)

Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 Have questions about Microsoft’s Private Cloud solutions? If you attended one of the Live Private Cloud TechNet events, hopefully we’ve inspired you to build out your own test environment with our downloadable evaluation products. If you did, you may have some follow-up questions after the event. If you…

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TechNet Video: Your Three Winning Numbers of Cloud Computing

Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 Although cloud computing is emerging as a main delivery vehicle for IT services, there is much confusion about what it is and how it works. This session brings clarity by examining the facts and common knowledge of IT and builds an essential body of knowledge about cloud computing…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 as Private Cloud Enabler (3/5): Deployment with Service Template

By this time, I assume we all have some clarity that virtualization is not cloud. There are indeed many and significant differences between the two. A main departure is the approaches of deploying apps. In the 3rd article of the 5-part series as listed below, I would like to examine service-based deployment introduced in VMM…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 as Private Cloud Enabler (2/5): Fabric, Oh, Fabric

Aside from public cloud, private cloud, and something in between, the essence of cloud computing is fabric. The 2nd article of this 5-part series is to annotate the concept and methodology of forming a private cloud fabric with VMM 2012. Notice that throughout this article, I use the following pairs of terms interchangeably: Application and…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 as Private Cloud Enabler (1/5): Concepts

This is the first article of a 5-part series examining the key architectural concepts and relevant operations of private cloud based on VMM 2012 including: Part 1. Private Cloud Concepts (This article) Part 2. Fabric, Oh, Fabric Part 3. Deployment with Service Template Part 4. Working with Service Templates Part 5. App Controller VMM, a…

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