In the coming months, I am going to be taking a focus on how System Center provides the capability to create, deploy and performance monitor applications in cloud based architectures.

I'll be writing posts on things like, how do you build an application to operate within a Private Cloud? How can you scale that application and it's tiers across into Azure in a hybrid model? How do you deploy these applications as services? And then how do you operate in an SLA driven performance management structure?

This is an exciting area that is being enabled by the next generation datacenter and public cloud models, and I'm looking forward to discussing, presenting, demoing and evangelizing this area!

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