The move to a service provider model is one of the most significant shifts we are seeing in data centers around the world. This is occurring as two key developments are afoot: First, many organizations are making moves to use Service Provider and public cloud capacity, and Second, there is an internal shift within organizations towards a model wherein they are provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service for their internal business units. This is all headed towards a model where enterprises have detailed reporting on the usage of that infrastructure, if not bill-back for the actual usage.
This week’s post from Microsoft VP Brad Anderson is lengthy. In fact, we broke the topic into two parts and are posting part one today, followed by another post tomorrow. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) allows service providers to build out highly available and highly scalable compute capability for customers (tenants). To get a more detailed understanding of Microsoft’s investments and the vision of where we are headed, see “What’s New in 2012 R2: IaaS Innovations”. Like last week, Brad starts off the discussion to provide some context, then turns the technical details over Erin Chapple for the deep dive on the following scenarios:
When you have a few minutes, take some time to read through the article. There is a lot of great information to digest and consider.
And for those of you interested in downloading some of the products and trying them, here are some resources to help you:
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