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Rob Waggoner
   

We just released guidance on how you can build your private cloud based on System Center and Hyper-V here.  What is a Private Cloud and how do they differ from our standard Data Center?  Our site provides a good definition:

What Is a Private Cloud?

Private cloud is the implementation of cloud services on resources that are dedicated to your organization, whether they exist on-premises or off-premises. With a private cloud, you get many of the benefits of public cloud computing—including self-service, scalability, and elasticity—with the additional control and customization available from dedicated resources.

This site provides guidance on how you can build your private cloud.  The great part is that we also provide very specific guidance and even hardware recommendations.  We have partnered with a number of the hardware manufacturers to provide you with pre-validated private cloud solutions.  The Get Pre-validated Configurations tab on the link above will take you to our list of hardware partners that have these pre-validated configurations.  Looking at the HP example:

 

HP

HP delivers a private cloud solution with unique capabilities based on the HP BladeSystem Center. This solution, which combines HP BladeSystem Matrix hardware and Microsoft software, has been developed by HP and validated by Microsoft to match the design goals of the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program, and helps customers quickly implement a private cloud.

As we continue to build our data centers with scalability in mind, this private cloud guidance provides guidance so our customers can get the most out of their IT investments.  The best part about our move to the cloud is that it leverages your existing knowledge of Windows Server, Hyper-V and System Center.

Until next time,

Rob