From Bare Metal to Private Cloud, System Center VMM 2012 Delivers

Today cloud computing facilitated by virtualization continues emerging as the service delivery vehicle for IT to shorten go-to-market while facing unpredictable data patterns and workloads. The increasing complexities and growing user expectations make system management on the center stage of a cloud computing solution. In addition to automation, we now need a self-service model to…

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Deploying StockTrader Application as Service to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine (VMM) 2012 (3/5): Service Template Designer

This 5-part series listed as below highlights the steps to deploy StockTrader as a service to a private cloud using the service template. After successfully importing the StockTrader service template in VMM 2012 in Part 2, we can then customize the service template, as preferred, using Service Template Designer. Which is the scenario here. Part…

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Deploying StockTrader Application as Service to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine (VMM) 2012 (2/5): Importing Service Template into Library Share

To deploy an application as a service to a private cloud in VMM 2012, a service template is the key. In this second article of the 5-part blog post series as shown below, let’s walk through the process to make a service template ready for use. Part 1: Scenario and Lab Environment  Part 2: Importing…

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Deploying StockTrader Application as Service to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine (VMM) 2012 (1/5): Scenario and Lab Environment

To accelerate the learning of private cloud, a direct and effective way is to walk through the process of deploy one. And that is what this blog post and screencast series will deliver by detailing the essential operations and steps to deploy and manage a service deployed to a private cloud in SCVMM 2012 including:…

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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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