Microsoft only believes in delivering the best and the latest technology to its customers. Private Cloud is Microsoft’s approach to bring the full power of the cloud to you. But let’s discuss first, what is a Private Cloud?
Private Cloud is the implementation of cloud services on resources dedicated to your organization, whether they exist on-premises or off-premises. With a 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.
Two models for cloud services can be delivered in a private cloud: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). With IaaS, you can use infrastructure resources (compute, network, and storage) as a service, while PaaS provides a complete application platform as a service.
Microsoft offers solutions that deliver IaaS and PaaS for both private and public cloud deployments.
You can build a private cloud with Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Microsoft System Center. The foundation is built on the Windows Server platform with the Windows Server Active Directory identity framework, Hyper-V virtualization capability, and System Center end-to-end service management capabilities.
The new System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 simplifies the pooling, allocation, provisioning, and usage tracking of datacenter resources, so that your business units can consume Infrastructure as a Service.
The Microsoft private cloud is optimized for service delivery and provides both the flexibility and control to harness the full power of the cloud on your terms.
- Within your reach today: Microsoft provides a familiar and consistent platform across physical, virtual, private, and public cloud environments, so you can use the investments and skill sets you already have, while taking advantage of the new value the cloud offers.
- Optimized for service delivery: With the Microsoft private cloud, you can manage across heterogeneous physical and virtual environments, standardize and automate data-center processes, and provide deep insight into key business applications—so that you can manage your applications and services end-to-end in an operationally efficient manner.
- Harness the full power of the cloud: Powerful identity, application framework, development, and management tools span across private and public cloud environments, giving you the flexibility and control to build, run, migrate, or extend applications to the Windows Azure public cloud for almost unlimited scale whenever you need it.
By building a private cloud on Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center, you can take advantage of the comprehensive Microsoft approach to cloud computing and transform the way you deliver IT services to your business.