imageWe, Microsoft Platform Technology Evangelists, this month are writing a series of articles that step through building your very own private cloud by leveraging Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. Week-by-week, we’ll be walking through the steps to envision, plan and implement your very own private cloud to take your existing data center to the next level.

System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: Managing Hybrid Cloud with App Controller

The significance of managing a hybrid cloud is due to the potential complexities and complications of operating on resources deployed across various facilities among corporate datacenters and those of 3rd party cloud service providers. Multiple management software, inconsistent UI, heterogeneous operating platforms, non- or poorly-integrated development tools, etc. can and will noticeably increase overhead and reduce productivity.

The entire blog post series is at http://aka.ms/PrivateCloud with the latest updates.