Articles about Microsoft System Center and VMware vCloud Suite.

  • Building Microsoft System Center Cloud - High-level design

    It is not always easy to divide Low-level Design and High-Level Design. How to differentiate between high-level and low-level design depends on the entity that we refer to. When we need to design our cloud then high-level decision could be for example choice of the technology that makes our SQL Servers highly-available. But when we talk about our business or company (the entity) then SQL Servers are in Low-level Design category. This means that following division to High-level Design and …

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  • Building Microsoft System Center Cloud - Introduction

    I decided that my company team members need to have lab to play with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. This should not be a stage environment but only a sandbox where they can play.

    Design

    This lab will be probably one of the most basic designs I ever did because we will mostly focus on the technology. When you want to do some enterprise design you have to focus to the business and model your design according its needs. In the environment that we will build together we will focus on& …

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  • Building Microsoft System Center Cloud - How the cloud admins and architects looks like?

    How the cloud administrator or architect looks like? How does it feel to work on the cloud?

    It is great for the IT Pros to work in the cloud environments. Trust me!

    As administrator

    Are you bored to do the same thing again and again? You will not have to!

    In usual circumstances the user (customer, developer...) gives you a list of requirements. The user for example wants three VMs with load balancer, with connection to the SAN and maybe with some applications. If you are admin …

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  • Building Microsoft System Center Cloud - What is the Cloud?

    Notes

    The Cloud Computing is an old idea that can be dated back to the sixties. Early mentions about the cloud are from J.C.R. Licklider who was responsible for enabling the development of Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) in 1969. But I would like to talk only about the current clouds that became popularity with Salesforce and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    History

    Beginning

    In the very old days we had papers and abacus (the schoty / counting frame). Later& …

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  • Building Microsoft System Center Cloud - Outline

    Outline of the whole series on how to build Microsoft Private Cloud

    There are included articles that do not come from the main series on building cloud but these articles and mini-series are crucial to build a cloud environment.

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