If you're looking to get started implementing a Microsoft private cloud infrastructure, the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program can offer invaluable help by delivering pre-validated reference architectures. The Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track solutions are currently being offered by 6 Microsoft hardware partners, who cover a broad swath of the Windows Server hardware market.

Hit the Fast Track site and you can browse solution briefs from all these partners, including:

Each partner will be enabling their own Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Web presence, containing information on their Fast Track configurations as well as related offerings and how to get started. Specifically, you'll learn how each of these partners takes their compute, network, storage and management technologies and combines those with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and System Center to provide a comprehensive stack for private cloud infrastructure.   Check back often for updates!

With the announcement of Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track at TechEd Europe today, some of the partners have also blogged about their participation. Check out these blogs from Dell, Hitachi Data Systems, HP and NEC.

If you'd like to know more about Hyper-V Cloud. Patrick O'Rourke writes about the all up Hyper-V Cloud Program on the Virtualization blog.

Scott Rosenbloom

Senior Product Manager

Windows Server Marketing