Transform the Datacenter – Part 1

The goal of the series of posts, is based on one of my previous blog post about What we are learning from the cloud (see here). The idea is talk about the datacenter transformation that I’m seeing happening more frequently and fast that we think it’s happen. Organizations are on a fast pace to embrace the Cloud. All the studies are saying that, Gatner, IDC and several others.

I really started to accept this datacenter transformation when Microsoft released the Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012. For me, and in my opinion, it’s when the Private Cloud started! And you could see with the way that even the System Center was released, at that time became a suite and not more a “bunch” of different and silo products (like the previous versions of the System Center (Example: SCOM 2007 R2, SCVMM 2008 R2, SCCM 2007 R2, etc)). They became components of the System Center suite!

After that, it was obvious what was the direction that the technology leaders were going, to the cloud!

So how can you optimize your infrastructure? There are three areas where you have the opportunity to make changes that will reduce costs, simplify management, and allow you to access the cloud when it makes sense for your organization.

  • Build a Software-defined Datacenter
  • Automate and Secure your infrastructure
  • Extend to the cloud on demand

Written by Marcos Nogueira

Marcos Nogueira

With more than 18 years experience in Datacenter Architectures, Marcos Nogueira is currently working as a Principal Cloud Solution Architect. He is an expert in Private and Hybrid Cloud, with a focus on Microsoft Azure, Virtualization and System Center. He has worked in several industries, including Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Telecoms, IT Services, and Gas & Oil in different countries and continents.

Marcos was a Canadian MVP in System Center Cloud & Datacenter Managenment and he has +14 years as Microsoft Certified, with more than 100+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, and MCITP, among others). Marcos is also certified in VMware, CompTIA and ITIL v3. He assisted Microsoft in the development of workshops and special events on Private & Hybrid Cloud, Azure, System Center, Windows Server, Hyper-V and as a speaker at several Microsoft TechEd/Ignite and communities events around the world.

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