Microsoft Cloud Computing Infrastructure "private & public" cloud

Microsoft is attempting to make the distinction between its private and public cloud solutions more concrete. In this regard, Microsoft said that they won’t allow customers to run the Azure cloud operating system on customers’ on-premise servers, but they’ll make available to users many of the advances in Windows Server, System Center, Hyper-V and other Microsoft technologies so […]

Microsoft is attempting to make the distinction between its private and public cloud solutions more concrete. In this regard, Microsoft said that they won’t allow customers to run the Azure cloud operating system on customers’ on-premise servers, but they’ll make available to users many of the advances in Windows Server, System Center, Hyper-V and other Microsoft technologies so users can create their own “private clouds.” Microsoft is enabling customers to build the foundation for a private cloud infrastructure using Windows Server and System Center family of products with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises (availability scheduled in the first half of 2010) —  a free, partner-extensible toolkit that will enable datacenters to dynamically pool, allocate, and manage resources to enable IT as a service.  Microsoft is providing definitions of its on-premise and off-premise datacenter offering: