To understand the planning and staffing requirements for private cloud, it’s important to understand how it differs from server virtualization, server consolidation, dynamic virtual data centers, or web services hosted in on-premises data centers.
Which Cloud Architecture Is Right for You?
Cloud computing is deployed and offered as a spectrum of services. The new feature package on TechNet’s cloud site offers the following articles to help guide the decision about which service fits best for your entire organization or a particular application:
Webcast: Redeploying an Application to Windows Azure September 27, 2011, 9:30 A.M. Pacific Time Learn how the Microsoft IT Volume Licensing team reviewed and implemented key support and monitoring requirements for a business-critical application migrated to Windows Azure and Microsoft SQL Azure.
I recently received some reader feedback that we have a one-track mind at Microsoft these days. It seems that our focus on the cloud is striking some of you as overkill. One particular reader’s concern was that we’re not paying enough attention to the current IT computing model.
Recalling how often I’d heard the complaint over the last 27 years that “vendors only talk about what’s new and what’s coming, but we work in the real world,” I could understand his perspective. But I truly think that it’s hard to overstate the sweeping change that is starting to occur; so much so that I’d ask, what is the current computing model? Is there any enterprise computing environment that isn’t in transition? I think it’s in our IT customers’ best interest to understand how best to harness the cloud and begin to reap its benefits….
Cloud Services: Training and Certification We recommend that you start by building skills that apply to both on-premises computing and cloud computing. If you already have on-premises skills, you can enhance your skill set to include cloud computing.
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