So what kind of cloud do you want?

If you blow up the iphone taken photo….that’s a cloud being installed in my office complex, better known as a Comcast line being pulled into the complex.

The red arrows are the workers putting the cable under the walkway.

So as of today we know it’s Windows Server 2012 officially now. 

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2012/04/17/system-center-2012-announced-at-mms.aspx

You know what I’m concerned about?  I don’t see small solutions here.  I see people wanting private clouds but up on the consultants datacenter and not in just any old cloud.  They want their data separated and not comingled.  They want what the enterprises want, but don’t have the funds to pay for what the enterprises pay.  I want part of a cloud, I just don’t want it in a cloud where I can’t get response and support. 

So what about you?  What sort of cloud do you want?

3 Thoughts on “So what kind of cloud do you want?

  1. I want part of a cloud, I just don’t want it in a cloud where I can get response and support.

    Little typo there Susan.

  2. Joe Raby on April 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm said:

    I can foresee that a lot of budget web hosting companies (the ones that buy dedicated hosting and split it up to resell) may start to offer simple cloud spaces based on the same business model. Perhaps if Microsoft actually releases Windows Azure as a separate platform we’ll see that pop up all over the place. As always though, consultants that can’t afford the infrastructure (or have clients that likewise can’t) will have to rely on hosting partners instead.

  3. EricE on April 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm said:

    Meh – things were interesting until companies like CrashPlan figured out they had a great thing and started really charging for the version of their software that let you support their own private cloud backup system… Luckily I’m grandfathered in for a couple of my non-profits, but I can’t afford it now – and that stinks!

    I haven’t had time to digest all the announcements from MMS, but it does look like MS is throwing in features that will help support the private cloud/service provider model. Get some beefy servers, a quality iSCSI SAN (Dell/Equallogic is awesome)

    I’m just curious if I should go ahead and upgrade a friend to SBS Essentials 2011, or tough it out and see if they are going to release an updated version soon to take advantage of Server 2012. Drive Pooling is what I’m really interested in….. Ugh… Some days I love technology, other days it drives me nuts!

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