TechNet Radio: (Part 5) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Configuring Network Fabric in Virtual Machine Manager

We’re here for Part 5 of the Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1 series, and in today’s episode Keith Mayer and Yung Chou show us how to configure network fabric in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Tune in for this demo heavy session as they show us how to architect our physical networks…


TechNet Radio: (Part 4) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Configuring Storage Fabric in Virtual Machine Manager

In Part 4 of their Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou show us how to configure the storage fabric in Virtual Machine Manager. Tune in as they walk us through the process of adding different types of storage into our fabric such as file server storage (SMB…


TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1– Laying the Foundation with Windows Server 2012

In Part 2 of their Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou lay out the foundation of your Private Cloud by expanding on the features of Windows Server 2012. Tune in as they discuss Scale-up and Scale-out scenarios, how to configure NIC teaming and failover clustering. [2:34] What…


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…


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:…


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…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 as Private Cloud Enabler (2/5): Fabric, Oh, Fabric

Aside from public cloud, private cloud, and something in between, the essence of cloud computing is fabric. The 2nd article of this 5-part series is to annotate the concept and methodology of forming a private cloud fabric with VMM 2012. Notice that throughout this article, I use the following pairs of terms interchangeably: Application and…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 as Private Cloud Enabler (1/5): Concepts

This is the first article of a 5-part series examining the key architectural concepts and relevant operations of private cloud based on VMM 2012 including: Part 1. Private Cloud Concepts (This article) Part 2. Fabric, Oh, Fabric Part 3. Deployment with Service Template Part 4. Working with Service Templates Part 5. App Controller VMM, a…


Cloud Computing for IT Pros (4/6): Fabric Controller and AppFabric

Technorati Tags: service,cloud,azure,fabric,saas,paas,iaas This series focusing on cloud essentials for IT professionals includes: Part 1: What Is Service Part 2: What Is Cloud Part 3: Windows Azure Computing Model Part 4: Fabric Controller and AppFabric Part 5: Publishing Windows Azure Application to Public Cloud Part 6: Building Private Cloud of IaaS One very important concept…


Cloud Computing for IT Pros (3/6): Windows Azure Computing Model

Technorati Tags: service,cloud,azure,fabric,saas,paas,iaas The series focusing on cloud essentials for IT professionals includes: Part 1: What Is Service Part 2: What Is Cloud Part 3: Windows Azure Computing Model Part 4: Fabric Controller and AppFabric Part 5: Publishing Windows Azure Application to Public Cloud Part 6: Building Private Cloud of IaaS In Part 2, I…