TechNet Flash - Volume 13, Issue 18 - August 17, 2011

Top Stories

An Architect's Perspective on Planning and Staffing for Private Cloud Operations

To understand the planning and staffing requirements for private cloud, it's important to understand how it differs from server virtualization, server consolidation, dynamic virtual data centers, or web services hosted in on-premises data centers.

Which Cloud Architecture Is Right for You?

Cloud computing is deployed and offered as a spectrum of services. The new feature package on TechNet's cloud site offers the following articles to help guide the decision about which service fits best for your entire organization or a particular application:
• Key Cloud Migration Decisions
• Profiling the Public Cloud Buyer

Achieving Control in the Hybrid Cloud

Learn how to control applications and services dynamically deployed from a variety of cloud environments into devices like user desktops, Microsoft Terminal Services, and a range of mobile devices.

TechNet Magazine: Taking Systems Management to the Cloud
The System Center 2012 suite will take a comprehensive, integrated approach to infrastructure management, monitoring, and optimization.

Bytes by TechNet: Future of Cloud Operations for Online Business
In this video, Chris Henley and Andy Lapin of Kelley Blue Book talk about Windows Azure's benefits for growing businesses.

Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and Hybrid Deployment
This post sets the stage for Yung Chou's upcoming blog series, Emerging Enterprise IT Computing Model.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals - The Platform
Learn about Microsoft's virtualization offerings and strategy, datacenter planning, Hyper-V architecture, VM management, virtualized networking and storage, and numerous other Hyper-V features, as well as advanced management with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.

Microsoft Cloud Case Studies at a Glance
We have a great collection of Microsoft cloud computing case studies. In his blog post, J.D. Meier provides a summary and links to some the notable studies.

SCVMM 2012: Key Tool for Your Infrastructure and Clouds
You are not only able to manage your Hyper-V cluster with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, but you can also create Hyper-V clusters. A Hyper-V cluster is a major part of the private cloud.

Webcast: Redeploying an Application to Windows Azure
September 27, 2011, 9:30 A.M. Pacific Time
Learn how the Microsoft IT Volume Licensing team reviewed and implemented key support and monitoring requirements for a business-critical application migrated to Windows Azure and Microsoft SQL Azure.

Review of Cloud Identity Summit
Sean Duby, Technical Director at Widows IT Pro Magazine, recaps his experience at the Cloud Identity Summit.