A Supplement to NIST 800-145

This post presented as a supplement to NIST 800-145 defines the term, service, addresses the significance and ramifications of the three cloud computing service delivery models. What Is IaaS For IT professionals, infrastructure are servers which collectively provide computing power, networking, and storage capacities for a datacenter. In the context of cloud computing, servers are…

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Window Azure Fault Domain and Upgrade Domain Explained Explained (Reprised)

Some noticeable advantages to run applications in Windows Azure are availability and fault tolerance achieved by the so-called fault domains and upgrade domains. These two terms represent important strategies in cloud computing for deploying and upgrading applications. System Center 2012 SP1 also has integrated the concepts into Virtual Machine Manager Service Template for deploying a…

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Building Your Private Cloud Series at http://aka.ms/privatecloud

Microsoft US Platform Technology Evangelists, have published a series of articles that step through building your very own Private Cloud by leveraging Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. This series presents the methodology of building a private cloud from overview, fabric concepts and construction,…

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Latest Updates of Build Your Private Cloud Series at http://aka.ms/PrivateCloud

We, Microsoft Platform Technology Evangelists, this month are writing a series of articles that step through building your very own private cloud by leveraging Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. Week-by-week, we’ll be walking through the steps to envision, plan and implement your very…

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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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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…

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System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: Understanding Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 SP1) Fabric and Service Template

There are two important concepts in VMM 2012 SP1 to understand Microsoft private cloud solutions. “Fabric” and “Service Template” they are. Fabric, Cloud Computing Abstraction Integrated in VMM In Microsoft private cloud solutions, VMM is the management solution for virtualized resources. In the context of cloud computing, virtualization now encompasses three disciplines. In addition to…

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Why Private Cloud

Some IT decision makers may wonder, I have already virtualized my datacenter and am running a highly virtualized IT environment, do I still need a private cloud? If so, why? The answer is a definitive YES, and the reason is straightforward. The plain truth is that virtualization is no private cloud, and a private cloud…

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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…

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