TechNet Radio: Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou Joined by Keith Mayer (Part 2): Greg Shields on Deploying & Managing a Service in the Cloud with Service Templates

Yung Chou , Keith Mayer and Greg Shields from Concentrated Technology are back for part 2 of their deploying  and managing a service in the cloud series and in today’s episode they demo for us how to plan for  and deploy RDS using System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager Service Templates. Tune in for…


TechNet Radio: Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou Joined by Keith Mayer (Part 1): Greg Shields on Deploying and Managing a Service in the Cloud

Yung Chou  and Keith Mayer welcome Greg Shields from Concentrated Technology to the show as they discuss the differences between virtualization and cloud computing and how the two complement each other as well as how you can take the principles you learned from virtualization and apply them to the cloud. In part 1 of their…


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…


TechNet Radio: (Part 9) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Updating the Private Cloud Fabric

In part 9 of their Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1 , Keith Mayer and Yung Chou tackle the process of servicing and updating our private cloud applications and the underlying fabric. Tune in as they show us step-by-step how to update our service templates as well as how to apply and…


TechNet Radio: (Part 8) Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 – Deploying & Managing Private Cloud Applications

In Part 8 of TechNet Radio Building a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1 series, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou explore the topic of how to deploy and manage your applications to the private cloud. Tune in as they discuss how to setup and create profiles for your virtual machine templates. [1:10] Recap: Building…


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…


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 (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…


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…