This is a project for Microsoft Virtual Academy that I had the pleasure to work with Shri (Shriram Natarajan, a Program Manager in Windows Azure Pack team) and had a wonderful time and learned much from him.
Windows Azure Pack, one of my favorite subjects on transforming your private cloud into a customer-centric IT as a service hub. The idea is to offer customers a solution platform such that they can self-serve on consuming, establishing, and managing IT capabilities including network, storage, and compute on demand regardless if resources are on-premises, deployed in Azure, or hosted in a 3rd party facility. The enabler, Windows Azure Pack, places an abstraction to present VMM-based private cloud with a Azure-like interface and experience, while integrating and consolidating at the middleware layer to enable on-premises, Azure, and 3rd-party resources to be managed with a consistent experience.
The first step in this strategic approach is to experience and asses Windows Azure Pack relevant to your unique IT environment. Which is what this project is about.