My Selected Contents for IT Pros

The following is a list of articles I have recently published. It highlights a core set of hybrid cloud computing contents which I want to share and help IT pros better understand at this juncture. Cloud Concepts A Memorandum to IT Pros on Cloud Computing – http://aka.ms/Memo 5-Part Series: Cloud Computing Essentials for IT Pros… Continue reading My Selected Contents for IT Pros

App Controller with Multiple Windows Azure Subscriptions

App Controller (http://aka.ms/appController) is a component of Microsoft System Center as a self-service portal for managing a hybrid deployment environment. On one hand, App Controller connects to System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) servers and manage VMM-based private cloud resources. On the other, App Controller can also connect to multiple public cloud service providers like… Continue reading App Controller with Multiple Windows Azure Subscriptions

A Memorandum to IT Pros on Cloud Computing

The IT industry is moving fast with cloud computing. And there are fundamental changes on how to approach businesses, which we must grasp to fully appreciate the opportunities presented to us. Fabric, Not Virtualization In cloud computing, resources for consumption are via abstractions without the need to reveal the underlying physical complexities. Ultimately all cloud… Continue reading A Memorandum to IT Pros on Cloud Computing

Resource Pooling, Virtualization, Fabric, and Cloud

One of the five essential attributes of cloud computing (ref. The 5-3-2 Principle of Cloud Computing) is resource pooling which is an important differentiator separating the thought process of traditional IT from that of a service-based, cloud computing approach. Resource pooling in the context of cloud computing and from a service provider’s viewpoint denotes a… Continue reading Resource Pooling, Virtualization, Fabric, and Cloud

Why Private Cloud First

Some IT decision makers may wonder, I have already virtualized my datacenter and am running a highly virtualized IT environment, do I still need a private cloud? If so, why? The answer is a definitive YES, and the reason is straightforward. The plain truth is that virtualization is no private cloud, and a private cloud… Continue reading Why Private Cloud First

3-Part Webcast Series for Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services Quick Start Kit (http://aka.ms/QSK)

QSK is a small tool that I wrote to facilitate the learning of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets. It documents the deployment methodology with logical steps for configuring and deploying Windows Azure Cloud Services and VMs. In this 3-part screencast series, you will learn the pre-requisites, how the PowerShell script is… Continue reading 3-Part Webcast Series for Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services Quick Start Kit (http://aka.ms/QSK)