Building Microsoft Private Clouds – Software Installation

As I mentioned in the first post of this series, I will describe using the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) to speed up the process of installing the management infrastructure software; i.e., System Center 2012 SP2 and its dependencies). PowerShell Deployment Toolkit Continue reading Building Microsoft Private Clouds – Software Installation

Building Microsoft Private Clouds – Hosting Infrastructure

Whether you intend to build a lab environment or an actual production platform you’ll first need to identify the hardware required to support your effort. If you’re just getting started with the technology, and have a laptop with lots of direct-attached storage and 16-32 GB of Continue reading Building Microsoft Private Clouds – Hosting Infrastructure

Building Microsoft Private Clouds – Availablity and Recoverability

When designing an infrastructure that must provide continuity of operations in a mission-critical environment it is necessary to provide redundancies that account for each layer of the engineering environment.  What’s more, careful planning must be undertaken to ensure recoverability that addresses as Continue reading Building Microsoft Private Clouds – Availablity and Recoverability

Building Microsoft Private Clouds

This if the first in a series of posts that will chronicle my current project that focuses on building an on-premises cloud infrastructure for one of my clients.  I will provide great detail regarding all the issues I encounter and the resolutions I implement Continue reading Building Microsoft Private Clouds

Speaking at SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh, PA

I will be delivering a presentation at the SQL Saturday event scheduled for October 4, 2014  at Pittsburgh Technical Institute, 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071.  My presentation, entitled: Introduction to Windows Azure HDInsight will provide a general introduction to HDInsight; Microsoft’s Continue reading Speaking at SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh, PA