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If you’ve ever used the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track documentation, you know that it’s the way to build out your private cloud infrastructure and fabric management system. Fast Track guidance is represents a very well architected and tested solution with a proven track record.
The good news is that the Fast Track document set has been improved and updated! The new information now includes the solution using Windows Server 2012 and System Center SP1. So if you want to be the guy with the best cloud on the block, then the new Fast Track information has your name all over it.
Here’s what our friends have to tell us about the updated Fast Track docs:
The Microsoft® Private Cloud Fast Track Program is a joint effort between Microsoft and its hardware partners. The goal of the program is to help organizations decrease the time, complexity, and risk of implementing private clouds.
The program provides:
The customer has the choice of building the solution by using the reference implementation guidance or purchasing a reference implementation from a Microsoft hardware partner that couples the guidance with optimized hardware configurations. Although both options decrease the time, cost, and risk in implementing private clouds, purchasing a reference implementation from a Microsoft hardware partner will result in the fastest, lowest-risk solution. This is because in this option, all of the hardware and software best practice implementation choices have been determined by Microsoft and its hardware partners’ engineering teams. As a result, this will often also prove to be the most inexpensive option.
The private cloud model provides much of the efficiency and agility of cloud computing in addition to the increased control and customization that is achieved through dedicated private resources. With the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Program, Microsoft and its hardware partners can help provide organizations with the control and flexibility required to reap the potential benefits of the private cloud.
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Thank you for posting this Tom! We've worked long and hard on this program and corresponding guidance. We are now in phase 3 which will leverage Windows Server 2012 & System Center 2012 SP1. We welcome any and all feedback!
Thanks, Cloud server works best to deploy anything to any site.
Nice post. Is there a plan to update the reference architecture for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012?
Indeed, we are working on the reference architecture now which will leverage Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1. We have to wait for SP1 to get the WS 2012 support. Thanks for the interest.
I am waiting eagerly on publishing of updated documentation for win 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1
I am training for Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and Private Cloud by Microsoft. It is going perfect but Microsoft support for deployment services is not enough to mention. I hope Microsoft with bring training environment on cloud for new comers.