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: 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 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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Windows Server 2012 Storage Virtualization Explained

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 Server 2012 Storage Space subsystem now virtualizes storage by abstracting multiple physical…

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11 Evangelists, 20 Opportunities to Get Started, Learn, and Master Windows Migration and Deployment

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. In February, our team of 11 Microsoft US Platform Technology Evangelists presented 20 opportunities…

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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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Windows Azure SQL Server 2012 VM Connectivity Lab

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. This lab demonstrates the ability to easily deploy and manage a VM in Windows…

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Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Quick Start Deployment for RemoteApp, Windows Server 2012 Style

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. This particular blog post presents the routines to conduct a RDS Quick Start session-based…

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Windows Azure Features Overview

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 is a cloud OS. It is an infrastructure with computing, networking, and…

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