For those of you not familiar with the IPD Guides, they aim to provide a couple of key benefits:
The IPD Guides are growing fast, and as always, you can find all the IPD Guides here.
This particular IPD guide is focused on helping to plan for a Dynamic Data Center.
If you’re a bit unsure about what a DDC actually is, it’s a combination of automation, control, and resource management software with a well-defined topology of virtualization, servers, storage, and networking hardware. The flexibility that this model provides is changing the business landscape by presenting new ways to develop, deliver, deploy, and manage applications and IT infrastructures. The resulting benefits are many, such as the ability to scale as needed, be more responsive to changing market conditions, and provide an opportunity for IT to align deliverables with the organization’s business requirements.
The principles guiding the development of a DDC include:
Using this guide, IT professionals can plan and design an on-premises Dynamic Data Center infrastructure that is designed for ease of manageability, being confident that critical phases are not omitted from the plan, that the components work together efficiently, and that a solid foundation is established for future expansion.
Grab the guide, in it’s current beta state, from here.
<p>Thanks, I have been wondering when this would arrive, it is useful and I'd like to see a few more things in it. Have sent feedack this morning.</p>
<p>Hi distantbean - thanks for the comment. I agree with you - the guide is a great starter for 10, however, it perhaps needs developing in a few areas, so it's excellent news to hear you've fed back to the team involved, and fingers crossed, they'll take that on board and bring some enhancements for the final release.</p>
<p>Link doesn't work for me...</p>
<p><a rel="nofollow" target="_new" href="https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=7925">https://connect.microsoft.com/site14/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=7925</a></p>
<p>This one does though.</p>
<p>Hmm - link worked for me just then, but at least people have 2 options now, so thank you Mr Belton :-) Next you'll be telling me you've completed Batman Arkham on hard ;-)</p>
<p>Cheers buddy - hope all is well,</p>