Today, Yung Chou and I are kicking off our multi-part series on how to build a Private Cloud using System Center 2012 SP1. Tune in as we discuss the difference between a Private Cloud and a Highly Virtualized Environment, how System Center 2012 components map to Private Cloud requirements, and how the SP1 release allows for even greater improvements to managing your datacenters and applications.

What is a Private Cloud?

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Specific topics covered in this episode include:

  • [01:43] What are the differences between a Private Cloud and a Highly Virtualized Environment?
  • [10:04] How do System Center 2012 components map to Private Cloud requirements?
  • [13:05] What's New in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1?
  • [21:13] How about Networking enhancements?
  • [40:07] Tell us about the protection improvements made for Hyper-V when using CSVs, Remote SMB, Live Migration and Windows Azure Online Backup

What’s Next?

After reviewing this video, get prepared to explore the Private Cloud management capabilities of System Center 2012 for yourself in this series with these downloadable resources:

Let’s Start Building Our Cloud!

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Are You in The Clouds With Me?

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- Keith