With the run up to the beta of Windows 8, I am fielding a LOT of questions on the Windows 8 Server and Clients. My standard answers have been –

Keep an eye on the Building Windows 8 Blog!

Mostly because that is the first place that official Windows 8 information get posted, but also because there isn’t a whole of of other information being released. But I did just stumble on a paper that provides some information on Windows Server 8 and Infrastructure as a Service. Since this a key piece to building Private Clouds, I am linking to the information here. Keep in mind that this is a high-level overview. It does not walk through the steps to implement IaaS. It simply talks to some of the features in Windows Server 8 that are planned and will be key to implementing IaaS and Private Clouds. See more below….

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This paper provides guidelines for building private and public clouds by using the next version of Windows Server (code-named Windows Server 8). It provides an overview of the common problems that partners and IT professionals currently face, and describes solutions for cloud-based data centers. This paper also describes the various technologies that are built into Windows Server 8 to enable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) functionality of cloud-based data centers.

This information applies for the following operating systems:
Windows Server 8

Included in this white paper:

Overview of Cloud Services
Windows Server 8: Designed for the Cloud
The Multi-Tenant Cloud
The Highly Scalable, Low-Cost Data Center
Managing and Extending the Data Center
Migration Path

Download the paper here!

 

Cheers!