What is a Private Cloud?
Private Cloud is the implementation of cloud services on resources that are dedicated to your organization, whether they are exist on-premises or off-premises. With Private Cloud, you get many of the benefits of public cloud computing—including self-service, scalability, and elasticity—with the additional control and customization available from dedicated resources.
There are two models for cloud services that can be delivered in a Private Cloud: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas)
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the delivery of the computing infrastructure. To help you deploy an infrastructure as such, Microsoft offers different technologies on Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V™, System Center, and related products to help you to build any scale of IaaS at ease.
Platform as a Server for Private Cloud (PaaS)
Being the platform as a service, it is a platform for any application to run on top of. With the Microsoft platform technologies of, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, Internet Information Server, .Net technologies, System Center technologies and related products, you can build any form of PaaS infrastructure deployments and manage and orchestrate through the System Center Technologies to achieve a dynamic IT environment.
Virtualization is one of the most effective methods to save costs, increase the availability, and improve agility within an organization’s infrastructure. Microsoft Virtualization solutions provide you with the way to optimize your infrastructure by helping IT provide services more rapidly and efficiently, while allowing an organization to consume these services more effectively in a dynamically changing business climate. It is also the core component for any Private Cloud infrastructure.
Microsoft System Center solutions play a central role in Microsoft's vision for helping IT organizations benefit from self-managing, dynamic systems. System Center solutions capture and aggregate knowledge about the infrastructure, policies, processes, and best practices so that IT pros can optimize IT structures to reduce costs, no matter if it is a Private Cloud or a hybrid public and Private Cloud deployment. It improves system and applications availability and at the same time it enhances service delivery.
These integrated and automated management solutions enable IT organizations to be a more productive service providers to their businesses. Aiming to enable self-managing, dynamic systems, System Center solutions close the gap between development, operations, and IT—connecting people, processes, and tools—by evaluating dependencies and optimizing business process performance from deep inside the operating system, applications, and composite services and workflows.
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Software and infrastructure as a service
As organizations look to take advantage of the public cloud today through utilizing the services offered by hosters, it is important that those hosters are able to deliver that value rapidly. Hosters are now able to take advantage of Microsoft’s proven technology platform, best practices, and experience to build their public cloud offerings.
Being an IT professional, your role would be more vital to ensure the solution providers can fulfil your organizations' needs to ensure your cloud infrastructure is highly available and highly secure. At the same time, you have a full set of options from productivity tools to infrastructure platform that provides IT professionals with a flexible and familiar platform to work with. With the Windows Azure™ platform, it is very easy to provide a:
- Test and development environments without the need for capital expenditure
- Dynamic capacity addition to enable IT to rapidly respond to changes in demand
- Low cost disaster avoidance with hosted DR (disaster recovery) environments.
Windows Azure and SQL Azure help IT Professional to build, host and scale applications through Microsoft datacenters. You can use the following different services to build and host applications in a highly secure and scalable and more important access and identity management control on your cloud stragegy.
Windows Azure Features
Web and Worker roles to host applications around the world.
Highly available and scalable relational cloud database service.
More Virtual Machines
Deploy custom Windows Server® 2008 R2 images to Windows Azure.
Persistent and durable storage in the cloud via four core services.
More Content Delivery Network
Deliver high-bandwidth content through 24 global physical nodes.
Distributed, in-memory application cache service.
More Virtual Network
Networking functionality to connect on-premises and cloud applications.
More Service Bus
Secure messaging capabilities for distributed and hybrid applications.
More Access Control
Standards-based service for identity and access control.
More Business Intelligence
Develop and deploy operational reports to the cloud using familiar tools.
Buy and sell finished applications, data sets, components and more.
- Private Cloud
- Server Virtualization
- Desktop Virtualization
- Virtualization Management
- Virtualization Scenario Hub
- System Center Virtual Machine Management 2012
- System Center Operation Manager 2012
- System Center Configuration Manager 2012
- System Center Capacity Planner
- System Center Home page
- System Center Pack Catalog
- System Center Updates Publisher
- Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides
- Microsoft Operations Framework Technology Library
- Systems Management Server
- System Center Virtual Labs
- Application Virtualization
- Server Deployment
- Desktop Deployment