As with my other research on the Cloud, I tend to lead towards implementable strategies regards the Cloud. The article below details an interesting implementable Cloud strategy.
Private Cloud is not a product, but rather an approach for designing, implementing and managing your servers, applications and data center resources by reducing complexity, increasing standardization and automation, and provide elasticity – the ability to easily scale your data center up, down, in or out – to support evolving business and technical requirements.
Private Cloud applies the same principles used for scaling and managing the world’s largest public clouds to your private data center environment. Now, you can have your very own cloud!
Week-by-week, we walk through the steps to envision, plan and implement your very own Private Cloud to take your existing data center to the next level and give you the tools and time back in your day for improving IT services and being able to change and shift with your business / IT needs.
Below is the weekly breakdown of each topic that we’ve written in this series to help you build your own Private Cloud. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back daily to progress through building your Private Cloud this month!
WEEK 1 – Build Your Private Cloud Foundation with Windows Server 2012
- MODULE 1: What is a Private Cloud? ( Video )
- MODULE 2: Build a Private Cloud Foundation ( Video )
WEEK 2 – Building Your Private Cloud Fabric with System Center 2012 SP1
- MODULE 3: Deploy & Upgrade System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager ( Video )
- Understanding Virtual Machine Manager ( VMM 2012 SP1 ) Fabric and Service Templates by Yung Chou
- Step-by-Step: Deploy System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager by Tommy Patterson
- DO IT: Lab Guide: Deploying System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager
- DO IT: Lab Guide: Configuring the VMM Library in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM
- MODULE 4: Build Private Cloud Storage Fabric ( Video )
- MODULE 5: Build Private Cloud Data Center & VM Network Fabric ( Video )
WEEK 3 – Configuring and Optimizing Your Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1
- MODULE 6: Configure Private Cloud VM Compute Fabric ( Video )
- Zero-to-Cloud: From Bare Metal to Private Cloud Fabric by Matt Hester
- DO IT: Lab Guide: Configure Host Groups in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM
- DO IT: Lab Guide: Adding and Managing Hyper-V Hosts and Clusters in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM
- DO IT: Lab Guide: Managing VMware ESX and Citrix XenServer in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM
- MODULE 7: Dynamic Optimization of Your Private Cloud Fabric ( Video )
- MODULE 8: Creating & Delegating Private Clouds with System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager ( Video )
WEEK 4 – Deploying and Servicing Applications in Your Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1
- MODULE 9: Deploying and Managing Private Cloud Applications ( Video )
- Define VM Hardware Profiles by Kevin Remde
- Define VM Guest OS Profiles by Kevin Remde
- Define Application Profiles by Kevin Remde
- Define and Deploy VM Templates by Tommy Patterson
- DO IT: Lab Guide: Configuring Profiles and Templates in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM
- DO IT: Hands-on: Define and Deploy Application Service Templates by Blain Barton
- DO IT: Lab Guide: Creating and Deploying Services in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM
Congratulations! Your Private Cloud is built.
Referenced article @ http://bigdata.sys-con.com/node/2638689