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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Window Azure Fault Domain and Upgrade Domain Explained Explained (Reprised)

Some noticeable advantages to run applications in Windows Azure are availability and fault tolerance achieved by the so-called fault domains and upgrade domains. These two terms represent important strategies in cloud computing for deploying and upgrading applications. System Center 2012 SP1 also has integrated the concepts into Virtual Machine Manager Service Template for deploying 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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Windows Azure, What’s In It for IT Professionals

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. Windows Azure relevant to Microsoft private cloud solutions is, in my view, as critical…

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Windows Azure Virtual Machines Security Concept for IT Professionals

Although the published Windows Azure Security Guidance appears to be focused on PaaS. The concept is nevertheless directly applicable to Windows Azure Virtual Machine as I have highlighted on the following diagrams originally from the Guidance. Additional reading: Windows Azure Security Notes by JD Meier Windows Azure Security Essentials   And when discussing cloud security,…

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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 Radio: Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: Becoming the Next Private Cloud Expert in Your Organization

Virtually speaking about Cloud Computing series by Yung Chou includes What Is Cloud Understanding Cloud Computing What is Private Cloud How Does Cloud Computing Apply to Me Becoming The Next Private Cloud Expert in Your Organization (This video) About This Video In today’s episode, Yung Chou outlines steps that you can take to become a…

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TechNet Radio: Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: “How Does Cloud Computing Apply to Me?”

Virtually speaking about Cloud Computing series by Yung Chou includes What Is Cloud Understanding Cloud Computing What is Private Cloud How Does Cloud Computing Apply to Me (This video) Becoming The Next Private Cloud Expert in Your Organization About This Video How does cloud computing apply to me? The million dollar question on every IT…

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