As we all know, Microsoft Hyper-V is a virtualization solution which is mainly considered for windows cloud computing infrastructure. As of now, Microsoft has two products for cloud solution: Windows Azure and Hyper-V. However, Microsoft realized that they needed to offer a single package solution for cloud infrastructure, particularly for dedicated private cloud as similar to VMware does. Therefore, “Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track” was introduced to fill the gap in the cloud line.
Let’s see the details of Hyper-V Cloud:
However, before we move ahead we need to understand, what is private cloud computing?
Private cloud transforms the data center, servers in a flexible infrastructure for a service. The infrastructure can then expose a catalog of application services to the business. If the private cloud is based on virtualization technology, then the approach is different in the sense that the goal is to automate the availability and scalability. This requires an arrangement and provisioning of virtual machines, with or without connection to a public cloud.
Back to the main topic. Hyper-V Cloud is not a new product. It is in the market since a long time, but now it comes up with a new set of tools, such as architecture concepts, guidelines, best practices to transform its existing infrastructure into infrastructure as a services for private cloud, etc… For this, it relies on Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center.
Although, hyper-v cloud is not a one pack solution. Means that, if a company wants to buy the tools involved in a hyper-v cloud, then there is no single package for it. Hence this is not a software suite like a vmware vsphere.
So the emphasis is on Hyper-V Fast Track, but it is intended for manufacturers. So they can offer pre-configured hardware and software solutions based on reference architecture, guides of consolidation, and validation configuration. Hence, each manufacturer get the ability to include his own tools for administration, management system to increase the performance.
This solution is actually intended to ease the deployment of private cloud or conversion of an existing infrastructure. Today, many manufacturers have announced or are already offering pre-configured hyper-v cloud: Dell, HP, IBM are just some of the examples. These pre-configured solutions are certified by Microsoft. The main goal of this solution is to simplify the architecture and implementation of a private cloud.
In addition, HP is offering Fast Track in full deployment phase to the customers. HP is actively working around with Fast Track as a platform in association with Microsoft and HP’s Cloud Foundation for Hyper-V is a reference architecture which is based on Fast Track.
Windows share point services allows you to share information with others in your organization to work effectively. You can access share point services through any latest web browser. So it would be a perfect solution for you to display your lists and libraries which are stored in a secure database.
It also contains various web parts that can display information sorted, or filtered in different ways, or to display certain types of features. In addition, share point can be used for things, as simple as a contact list, or a complicated large project management.
Customization is also pretty easy through a web based management interface or you can customize it via “Microsoft Share Point Designer”. Even though inbuilt application templates are helpful to organize various parts of the web such as lists and libraries to achieve particular tasks (Blog, Wiki, Project Tracking).
Benefits of Windows Share Point Services
To understand this solution it is essential for you to know what exactly it is? And how could it be beneficial for your business?
By using this solution, you can improve an individual’s productivity with the tools made in collaboration. It also means that you can grant staff members access only to the information they need, and prevent them from receiving unnecessary information.
The document management features enable you to improve the recording, verification of documents, and management of changes. You can also restore their previous versions, control access, and alteration of documents in the right manner.
You can also integrate share point with Microsoft office to improve menu and view options. It will help you to make navigation easy within share point to allow users to obtain useful information. In short, the integration with familiar tools including Microsoft office suite makes its implementation easier.
In share point, deployed solutions are specifically designed to complete essential business requirements. However, you are also able to customize your share point service for particular needs, and processes of your business.
You can also build your own collaborative solution in share point to make it more simple to implement and deploy solutions with minimum time efforts.
In addition, an administrative form controls in share point helps to makes it easier to manage the information, which is stored within a website every year.
You can control and access and the security of documents according to their level of accessibility. So users, or groups, or teams can control their own work spaces which you have defined in the security settings.
This is a next level of file sharing. You can check what changes were made earlier and retrieved from old files through the details of registered documents, files version history, and storage space of each file. You can also recover mistakenly deleted files by using garbage collection information.
Furthermore, it is perfectly suitable for all sized organizations who need the tools and options for collaboration. One thing to keep in mind is that your website can grow with you and may contain many sub-websites that will achieve many different goals which need to be managed.
This is also an economical solution for the implementation of your applications as it provides a flexible framework and multifunctional information management and collaboration that are both scalable and customizable, allowing it to meet the needs and infrastructure of any business and organization.