Wouldn’t it be great if you could run Windows Azure in your own datacenter?  Well, now you can!  With the recent release of Windows Azure Services for Windows Server you can run elements of Azure IaaS on premise in your own datacenter for virtual machine, database, and web site infrastructure.  The solution costs nothing beyond the usual System Center, Windows Server, and SQL Server licenses.  It leverages System Center components like Service Provider Foundation and Virtual Machine Manager to provide the management layer while providing a user experience that is visually consistent with the Windows Azure portal.

Marc Umeno, a Microsoft Principal Program Manager and long time System Center expert, sat down with Microsoft Technical Evangelist David Tesar at the Microsoft Management Summit to give a walkthrough of Windows Azure Services for Windows Server.

Check it out!

You can watch or download the full interview to your device from its source here or watch it embedded in the post below.