So far in our Build Your Private Cloud in a Month series, we’ve prepared a scalable, resilient foundation and created our storage, network and compute fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager. Now …. we're ready to build some Private Clouds!
In System Center 2012 SP1, we can build "Private Clouds” as pools of delegated resources that abstract our underlying physical fabric. We can create multiple Private Clouds for varying application or business unit needs, and present each Private Cloud with a defined capacity that we can later grow, shrink or customize as needed. In this manner, Private Clouds provide us with a ton of flexibility for mapping our datacenter capacity to changing business requirements while not exposing the full fabric capacity details to application owners.
In this video walkthrough, Yung Chou and I show how to create Private Clouds using System Center 2012 SP1 VMM, and then we step through scenarios for delegating and using them to support application workloads.
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Specific topics in this session include:
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:
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Cloud and Enterprise platforms. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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