Lately I have seen some questions and discussions that I have also been involved around which management services/tools should be used when you are doing multi-cloud. Before diving into that area let’s first dive into the multi-cloud thingy. RightScale has report for year 2019 called STATE OF THE CLOUDREPORT that give us what is the current state of companies in that area. If we look at the report we will see that multi-cloud strategy is rising but if we look in the details the strategy of having multiple public or private clouds is actually starting to decline, slightly but still decline. I think that decline will continue over the next years. For me it makes sense if you have the bigger part of your cloud workloads in a single public cloud and may be some small part into another public cloud. My opinion is that it is better to put your bets into a single public cloud. I do not think there are much of benefits if you do multi-public cloud strategy. As for putting workloads on-premises the hybrid cloud strategy I think will be still valid at least for the next 10 years. With that said never the less there are still companies that have multi-cloud strategy with multiple public clouds. And this brings us back to our topic. You have probably heard similar questions like:
I would like to introduce a new whitepaper titled “Hybrid Cloud with NVGRE” that is authored by my mates Kristian Nese (MVP) and Flemming Riis (MVP). Daniel Neumann and me are technical reviewers and helpers with some knowledge. Flemming also provided us with the hardware for the lab and this wouldn’t be possible without him.
Please note that this white paper is in its first release.
Once we reach RTM, additional content will be added.
- Site-2-Site VPN
- Self-service and tenants with Windows Azure Pack
You can download the whitepaper from here.
You can leave any comments or questions on Kristian’s blogpost.
My friend Pete will be leading two day MVA course. For those who haven’t find out this you can register:
This June 18 Jump Start will be a scenario-based, bottoms-up approach to designing and building our private cloud on Windows Server 2012 and incorporating the full spectrum of System Center 2012 SP1 components.
MVP Pete Zerger and Microsoft Sr. Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman will focus on bringing a greater understanding to key topics related to the fabric – such as virtual networking, leveraging the storage and networking capabilities of Windows Server 2012, and creating service templates in VMM and on the Service Manager CMDB as we move up the management stack. Additionally, you will learn how the service-catalog comes together to deliver an intuitive self-service experience in a step-by-step approach that will address many common questions.
This June 20 Jump Start is a continuation of Day 1 and will focus on successfully monitoring and managing ongoing operation of a private cloud environment.
MVP Pete Zerger and Technical Product Manager Matt McSpirit will provide examples of how to integrate Windows Azure IaaS into our private cloud to deliver hybrid cloud capabilities in System Center 2012 SP1, explain how to develop hybrid cloud self-service scenarios in System Center 2012 App Controller and in the System Center Service Manager Self-Service Portal, and demonstrate full integration of private and public cloud with ITIL.
If you are designing Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud based on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 this set of documents will be very useful for a starting point. They will offer you the basics you will need in order to design your Cloud and take the necessary decisions. Download all 4 documents from here.
Another series of videos from MVA. In these videos you will learn the basics of Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud:
- Microsoft Virtual Academy: Introduction to Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud – Introduction to this track
- Microsoft Virtual Academy: Introduction to Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud – Introduction to Cloud Concepts
- Microsoft Virtual Academy: Introduction to Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud – Service Models and Security in the Cloud