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I was visiting the expo area at MMS 2013 earlier today and saw that Iron Networks was showing a private cloud pod there, complete with a set of well-matched layers of compute, storage and networking.
They were demonstrating several of the latest capabilities in Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, including:
Here is some additional information from their booth signage:
They had a live system in the booth that was actually used in several demos at MMS 2013, including some of the keynote demos. I took a picture and put some labels on it. Compare the physical systems below with their diagram above.
Loved this hardware! Makes our software solution really come to life...
Wow impressive! I will adapt some ideas for our infrastructure. Different storage tiers e.g!