As we’ve seen so far throughout our Build Your Private Cloud in a Month series, Private Clouds allow us to organize our datacenter resources into pools of resources and template configurations that are really easy to deploy and manage.
But, as we all know, configuration tasks for datacenter workloads don’t end with initial provisioning! We’ve got to have equally effective tools for managing updates to our Private Cloud fabric components, as well as servicing and scaling application workloads deployed within our Private Cloud. IT requirements can frequently change through the lifecycle of a deployed application as the scope of business needs, application code, and user audience continue to evolve.
In this video walk-through, Yung Chou and I will showcase recommendations, tools and methods for managing the lifecycle of your Private Cloud workloads with System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager – including updating Private Cloud fabric components, servicing and deploying new versions of an application workload, and scaling applications elastically to support changing capacity requirements.
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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 Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. 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.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.