Today, as part of our Build Your Private Cloud in a Month series, Yung Chou and I are extending our Private Cloud into a Hybrid Network Infrastructure with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services to provide our cloud fabric with the best of both worlds … the low-latency and high-bandwidth available in our on-premises datacenter with the cloud-scale elasticity and burst capabilities of Windows Azure. 

Tune in as we walk through some common scenarios where IT Pros may find it more appealing to deploy a hybrid datacenter solution.  Along the way, we’ll also explain what components are required and how to build out and configure both your cloud and local networks.

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Specific topics in this session include:

  • [ 01:20 ] Recap: Building a Private Cloud
  • [ 02:30 ] What is IaaS? Why would IT Pros be interested in “Infrastructure as a Service” as part of a Hybrid Cloud solution?
  • [ 05:50 ] What is Windows Azure Virtual Networks? What are some common scenarios for it?
  • [ 14:44 ] How should I plan for Azure Virtual Networks?  What do I need to do to get started?
  • [ 20:10 ] DEMO: Building out our Cloud Network
  • [ 28:14 ] DEMO: Building out our definitions for our local network
  • [ 37:56 ] DEMO: Configuring our on-premise VPN gateway

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!

Get started building your Hybrid Cloud solution in our “Early Experts” Cloud Quest

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- Keith