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

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Chapter 11

App Controller and the Public Cloud

Prior chapters showed you how to form a private cloud and manage VMs in it. This chapter focuses on hosting applications and introduces System Center Application Controller (App Controller), which is a feature-rich, self-service web portal created in Microsoft Silverlight and designed to replace the light-weight, self-service portal described in the previous chapter.

App Controller enables you to manage VMs and applications on your VMM private clouds, and it extends this reach to the Microsoft public cloud, Azure. App Controller is a fantastic new addition to the System Center suite of tools, and it needs a book of its own. This chapter focuses on a few of its key aspects and explains how to do the ...

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