Hitachi, Microsoft ease private cloud deployment
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 01-May-2012
Enterprises that build and operate their own private cloud have to bear high capex or upfront costs. To minimize investment risks, these businesses need to quickly and cost-effectively deploy private cloud infrastructures with predictable results and create an avenue for further automation and orchestration.
For example, enterprises can build just-in-time provisioning and dedicated resources with operations that are optimized to control shared capabilities, data and costs.
Hitachi Data Systems Corp is hoping to offer such provisioning by combining its compute, storage and software technologies with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 software, guidance and validated configurations.
With support for System Center 2012, its solutions integrate with the Virtual Machine Manager, allowing transparent live migration of virtual machines on the same site and across multi-site deployments up to distances of 200 km.
In addition, customers can quickly provision virtual machines with support for System Center 2012's Orchestrator.