Worried about having to implement lots of new software to build your private cloud? You may not have to. Enterprises that have standardized on Windows Server 2008 R2 are, like as not, already running all the building blocks they need to configure a private cloud. And that foundation will extend as your cloud computing ambitions grow. That's because Microsoft is leveraging the skills and technology investments you've already made to build a familiar and consistent platform across traditional, private and public cloud environments. At its core, our private cloud requires three pillars:

 

By using these three building blocks as your foundation, you not only get a powerful private cloud infrastructure, you also benefit from the deep integration and ecosystem that Microsoft provides, including future product and platform features as well as detailed guidance and training.

Fore more details see the Windows Server Team blog.

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Bill Zack