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  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Concepts

    This post is part of a series which outlines the Context , Principles , and Concepts which formulate the basis of a holistic Private Cloud approach. Each post gives a framing for the next so they are best read in order. The following concepts are abstractions or strategies that support the principles...
  • Blog Post: The Journey to the Private Cloud Part 3 – The Infrastructure Layer

    Happy Monday private cloud architecture blog fans! We start the week on a good foot with a great contribution from one of our private cloud architecture thought leaders – Vincent Montalbano. Vincent is doing a series called “Journey to the Private Cloud” and he’s going over the key architectural issues...
  • Blog Post: What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) ?

    In defining Infrastructure as a Service we need to drill into specific characteristics that a cloud platform provider must provide to be considered Infrastructure as a Service. This has been no easy task as nearly every cloud platform provider has recently promoted features and services designed to address...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Principles

    Microsoft’s approach is evolved from its own experience of operating large data centers around the world. In its capacity as a data center operator, Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) provides the infrastructure used for Microsoft’s internal Enterprise IT Services and the infrastructure used...
  • Blog Post: The Perception of Infinite Capacity

    How many of you have infinite computing capacity in your data center?  From a consumer perspective, we certainly want infinite capacity.  Consumer in this sense could be a business unit in an enterprise.  IT organizations certainly want to be seen as a valuable and key part of the business...
  • Blog Post: Cloud is Not Virtualization

    If you’ve had a chance to read some of the articles on this blog and the information at the current Microsoft Private Cloud site over at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/private-cloud/default.aspx , you’ll know that cloud computing, including private cloud, is much more than just virtualization...