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6 Steps to Get Ready for Private Cloud

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From Windows Server Division WebLog here are 6 Steps to Get you Ready for Private Cloud.

IT Pros looking to delve into private cloud computing this year, should prepare with these 6 steps:  

  • Improve data quality in your identity infrastructure – audit existing users and groups to ensure your ad store is running only accurate data
  • Enable Federated identity – self-explanatory, but it’s a big part of bridging the gap between public and private clouds
  • Enable all the building blocks of a private cloud – that includes Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V, an optimized Active Directory store and System Center (notably Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager).
  • Standardize and automate your processes and workflows – to take the best advantage of a private cloud infrastructure, you’ll need to build standardized server, platform and application packages and templates. That’s only possible if you’ve done your homework and standardized the processes and workflows that those software packages will support.
  • Think about how the IT Pro role needs to change – the cloud enables huge efficiencies in the data center. Be a hero today as you enable the cloud, but work to become a Director tomorrow. Combine a deep knowledge of your business’ needs, future directions and work processes with your expertise in technology. Use this combination and the power of the cloud to not just enable IT for your business, but to actually turn IT into a competitive edge the business can directly convert into new business and revenue. That’s the big win for tomorrow’s cloud IT pro.
  • Last, take advantage of Microsoft guidance – We’ll be releasing lots of guidance, both technical and higher-level, regarding the journey to cloud computing in the coming months. Check the Microsoft cloud pages, TechNet’s cloud resources and especially the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track pages for in-depth technical guidance. There’s much more to come, so check back often.

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November 23, 2010 at 9:37 PM

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TechEd 2010 Virtualization Sessions

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Here’s some interesting sessions for virtualization from TechEd.

Networking and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Deployment Considerations


Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: Advanced Virtualization Management

The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Top 20 Must-Have Customizations

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager: Monitoring the Service Stack

See the Largest Mission Critical Deployment of Microsoft SQL Server around the World

Check the Latest Videos from TechEd North America

Have Fun 😀