According to Microsoft, cloud computing consists of two things... Windows Azure and private clouds created using virtual servers. Microsoft is also expected to release System Center Virtual Machine Manager or SCVMM slated to be released sometime in the second half of this year but dubbed SCVMM 2012. This Paas or platform as a service will manage vm's using Azure to authenticate users against an internal Active Directory. In addition, Azure Connect, once its final release is available, will enable secure connectivity between the vm and the Azure thus completing the cloud puzzle.
"Cloud Power Delivered" is Microsoft's subtitle for Microsoft's TechEd conference this year.
With the cloud transforming application development and deployment — enabling organizations to improve flexibility, automate processes, and decrease time to market — some big questions remain. One of the most important issues an organization must address is how it can best employ the smarter tools and limitless scale that the cloud offers. One way that enterprises take advantage of the benefits of the cloud is by deploying their own private cloud. Read this white paper to learn how private clouds …
For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.