What Is Private Cloud? WHY MICROSOFT The Microsoft private cloud is optimized for service de-PRIVATE CLOUD IS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLOUD SERVICES on resources dedi- livery and provides both the flexibility and control tocated to your organization, whether they exist on-premises or off-premises. harness the full power of the cloud on your terms.With a private cloud, you get many of the benefits of public cloud computing—includ- • Within your reach today: Microsoft provides a fa-ing self-service, scalability, and elasticity—with the additional control and customization miliar and consistent platform across physical, virtu-available from dedicated resources. al, private, and public cloud environments, so youTwo models for cloud services can be delivered in a private cloud: Infrastructure as a Ser- can use the investments and skill sets you alreadyvice (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). With IaaS, you can use infrastructure resources have, while taking advantage of the new value the(compute, network, and storage) as a service, while PaaS provides a complete application cloud offers.platform as a service. • Optimized for service delivery: With the Micro-Microsoft® offers solutions that deliver IaaS and PaaS for both private and public cloud soft private cloud, you can manage across het-deployments. This datasheet focuses on Microsoft solutions for IaaS and provides an over- erogeneous physical and virtual environments,view of Microsoft Hyper-V™ Cloud, a set of programs and initiatives to help customers and standardize and automate datacenter processes,partners accelerate deployment of IaaS. and provide deep insight into key business applica- tions—so that you can manage your applicationsIAAS IN A PRIVATE CLOUD and services end-to-end in an operationally effi-You can build a private cloud today with Windows Server® 2008 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V, cient manner.and Microsoft System Center. • Harness the full power of the cloud: PowerfulThe foundation is built on the Windows Server platform with the Windows Server Ac- identity, application framework, development, andtive Directory® identity framework, Hyper-V virtualization capability, and System Center management tools span across private and publicend-to-end service management capabilities. cloud environments, giving you the flexibility and control to build, run, migrate, or extend applica-The new System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 simplifies the tions to the Windows Azure™ public cloud for al-pooling, allocation, provisioning, and usage tracking of datacenter resources, so that most unlimited scale whenever you need it.your business units can consume Infrastructure as a Service. SELF-SERVICE & PROVISIONING INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLATFORM By building a private cloud on Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center, you can take advantage of the comprehensive Microsoft approach to cloud computing and transform the way IDENTITY you deliver IT services to your business.