Couple of months ago our team published an updated version of the Cloud Services Foundation Reference Architecture. One piece of this documentation set is called Cloud Services Foundation Reference Architecture - Reference Model. The RM (Reference Model) is an essential document for companies that are starting to plan and design their  migration to a cloud computing model. Is very important to emphasize that when we say cloud computing we are talking about the  use of all five essentials characteristics of cloud computing defined by NIST. It doesn’t matter if you will leverage those characteristics for a hybrid cloud or a private cloud, as long as you understand that you must have all five characteristics in order to be a cloud based environment the reference model will assist you to understand what needs to be done to connect the dots.

Our Team (Solutions Team) is also constantly updating the Solutions Hub with new documents that we publish, visit our content in the URL below:

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud/private-cloud

Stay tune on this hub, soon we will be releasing a new document set for Hybrid IT with Windows Azure!