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Microsoft Private Cloud Computing by Damian Flynn, Patrick Lownds, Hans Vredevoort, Aidan Finn

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Chapter 2

The Microsoft Private Cloud

Chapter 1, “Understanding Cloud Computing,” explained the traits of a cloud, a private cloud, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This chapter introduces the Microsoft vision of a private cloud and describes each component of the greater solution.

Most of this book focuses on the roles of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and System Center App Controller 2012 in the delivery of a private cloud. As you progress through the chapters, we'll examine these products in greater depth.

Consultants and customers alike need to know the benefits of the Microsoft private-cloud strategy for their businesses.

This chapter explains the following:

  • The Microsoft strategy for the private cloud
  • How the Microsoft ...

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