Private cloud computing built on virtualization technology provides ways to reduce the capital cost by allowing you to utilize more of your existing resources. Using Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 and System Center Self-Service Portal 2.0, you can convert your existing workloads into virtual machines and manage where and when they run.

To take advantage of this cloud computing scenario requires some planning to deploy and configure the products to deliver true IT as a service in a private cloud scenario. Finding all the resources to implement this type of solution is can be time consuming. To help, TechNet has created a new virtualization scenario based hub. This one stop location has the resources and content to help you enable different virtualization scenarios. The site launches with 6 scenarios, each with a set of 4 bucketed asset groups, Explore, Deploy, Manage and Maintain. These groups contain links to videos, white papers, articles, library documentation and downloads that are aimed at help the IT Pro deploy a virtualization solution successfully. The scenarios currently available are:

How to Support a New Location with SharePoint Virtualization

Remote Offices provide a unique challenge to IT departments. The business units need the IT Department to deliver the same level of collaboration enjoyed by users at the main offices. A single powerful Windows Server 2008 R2 machine running virtualized instances of SharePoint can deliver collaboration solutions to these locations. Using browser access, remote workers can enjoy the benefits of rich productivity application features previously reserved for users with the full suite installed locally. With remote management capabilities built into Windows, the IT department can monitor and control all aspects of the server from the main offices.

The information on this page shows you how to you can deliver collaboration solutions to new locations as your business requires. Read more details on the scenario page.