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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System Center 2012 R2 Explained: Creating Private Clouds and Deploying Services with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

There are two abstractions, Private Cloud and Service, in VMM directly relevant to an application deployment. Here VMM considers a service as an instance of an application which may consists of a set of VMs to form the application architecture. While a Private Cloud is a container in VMM for deploying services. To better understand…

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System Center 2012 R2 Explained: Using App Controller to COPY VM from On-Premise SCVMM-Based Private Cloud to Off-Premise Service Provider’s Facilities like Microsoft Azure

The idea of copying a VM deployed on premise to Microsoft Azure is a significant one. Not only porting a VM from one datacenter facility to another can be a technical challenge, but the ability to employ a cloud service provider’s off-premise facilities like Microsoft Azure as an extension of on-premise deployments introduces new scenarios…

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System Center 2012 R2 Explained: App Controller for VM and Cloud Service Deployment

One essential characteristics of cloud computing is a self-service mechanism. Both NIST SP 800-145 and Chou’s 5-3-2 Principle have discussed well. The self-servicing capability is essential since not only it reduces support cost fundamentally, but making it easy for a user to consume provided services will continually promote the usage and ultimately accelerate the ROI….

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System Center 2012 R2 Explained: App Controller as a Single Pane of Glass for Cloud Management, A Primer

As IT architectures, methodologies, solutions, and cloud computing are rapidly converging, system management plays an increasingly critical role and has become a focal point of any cloud initiative. A system management solution now must identify and manage not only physical and virtualized resources, but those deployed as services to private cloud, public cloud, and in…

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System Center 2012 R2 Explained: Storing VM

A noticeable capability available in System Center 2012 R2 is to COPY a stored VM from on-premise private cloud fabric to Microsoft Azure. This COPY process is to be initiated from App Controller with an established connection to an intended Microsoft Azure subscription. A prerequisite of copying a VM is that the VM must be…

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