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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TechNet Radio: (Part 12) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Building a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure using Windows Azure

In Part 12 of their Building a Private Cloud series, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou explore the world of hybrid cloud scenarios using Windows Azure Virtual Networks. Tune in as they walk us through some common scenarios where IT Pros may find it more appealing to deploy a hybrid datacenter solution as they explain what…

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System Center 2012 R2 Explained: Managing Hybrid Cloud with App Controller

For this topic and like many others in cloud computing, the first order of business is to know what exactly a hybrid cloud is. Cloud is a broad subject and covers very much every aspect of IT from hardware acquisition, infrastructure, deployment, management, all the way to decommission of a workload. Without first specifying what…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 9) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Updating the Private Cloud Fabric

In part 9 of their Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1 , Keith Mayer and Yung Chou tackle the process of servicing and updating our private cloud applications and the underlying fabric. Tune in as they show us step-by-step how to update our service templates as well as how to apply and…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 8) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Deploying & Managing Private Cloud Applications

In Part 8 of TechNet Radio Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1 series, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou explore the topic of how to deploy and manage your applications to the private cloud. Tune in as they discuss how to setup and create profiles for your virtual machine templates. [1:10] Recap: Building…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 7) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Creating & Delegating Private Clouds in Virtual Machine Manager

We’re here for Part 7 of our TechNet Radio Building a Private Cloud series with System Center 2012 SP1 , and in today’s episode Keith Mayer and Yung Chou show us how to create and delegate private clouds in Virtual Machine Manager. Tune in for another demo heavy session and see how you can create…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 6) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Configuring Compute Fabric in Virtual Machine Manager

Back for Part 6, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou show us how to configure compute fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager. In this episode they show us the process of adding and configuring hosts and clusters like Windows Server, Citrix XenServer and VMware vCenter into VMM as well as how to manage…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager as Private Cloud Enabler (5/5): App Controller

Among the members of System Center 2012 release, App Controller seems getting more attention than the others in the suite. And the reason is probably because App Controller directly answers the need to have a single pane of glass to manage both public and private clouds. A single pane of glass means seamless integration of…

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