What Is and What Is Not Cloud Computing and Why Do I as an IT Pro Care

This was a presentation which I delivered at Stratford University in PDF format. My focus was on bringing clarity of cloud computing to the audiences so we can better articulate the business values of cloud computing and why cloud is or perhaps is not the solution for a business problem. Additional resources is available at…

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A Supplement to NIST 800-145

This post presented as a supplement to NIST 800-145 defines the term, service, addresses the significance and ramifications of the three cloud computing service delivery models. What Is IaaS For IT professionals, infrastructure are servers which collectively provide computing power, networking, and storage capacities for a datacenter. In the context of cloud computing, servers are…

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Resource Pooling, Virtualization, Fabric, and Cloud

One of the five essential attributes of cloud computing (ref. The 5-3-2 Principle of Cloud Computing) is resource pooling which is an important differentiator separating the thought process of traditional IT from that of a service-based, cloud computing approach. Resource pooling in the context of cloud computing and from a service provider’s viewpoint denotes a…

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Becoming the Next Private Cloud Expert in Your Organization Now

For enterprise IT, private cloud is becoming the next big thing to build upon virtualization. Just review any technical media and you will find private cloud is mentioned and discussed over and over again. While many may argue that highly virtualized computing is a private cloud, there are fundamentally different. One key idea of private…

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A Private Cloud Delivers IT as a Service (Virtualization vs. Private Cloud, Part 2)

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. A private cloud delivers business functions as services, while virtualization virtualizes computing resources supporting…

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TechNet Video: Becoming the Next Private Cloud Expert Now

This webcast builds on your understanding of Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. We do an architectural review and highlight the requirements, steps, and operations to construct a private cloud from a service standpoint, including constructing fabric and deploying a private cloud with a service template. By attending this webcast, you will get all…

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TechNet Radio: Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: “What is Private Cloud?”

Virtually speaking about Cloud Computing series by Yung Chou includes What Is Cloud Understanding Cloud Computing What is Private Cloud (This video) How Does Cloud Computing Apply to Me Becoming The Next Private Cloud Expert in Your Organization About This Video What exactly is a private cloud? In this episode of Virtually Speaking, Sr. IT…

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TechNet Radio: Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: Understanding Cloud Computing

Virtually speaking about Cloud Computing series by Yung Chou includes What Is Cloud Understanding Cloud Computing (This video) What is Private Cloud How Does Cloud Computing Apply to Me Becoming The Next Private Cloud Expert in Your Organization About This Video In this installment of Virtually Speaking, Yung Chou dives deeper into explaining the basics…

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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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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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