Why build your own?
Do you need your own?
What if you do?
And you want to build it on Hyper-V ?
If you don’t think that Hyper-V is that mature, then consider that Hyper-V adoption is up by 12%.
Virtualisation is the cornerstone to rapid provisioning of cloud based systems, and the talk on the street is that Hyper-V and SCVMM is closing the gap rapidly on the competitive offerings….
Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NEC are listed as partners on the private cloud program. If you are a cloud based business, or are considering moving some of your infrastructure into a self provisioning cloud that you’d like to build and own, then have a look at Microsoft’s private cloud portal, which offer a “build your own” as well as a “pre-validated” configuration tabs, amongst others in the deployment section.
How serious is Microsoft about this ?
Tech-ed Europe’s announcements and majority of the new sessions centre around cloud, Hyper-V, cloud management and provisioning of some sort.
Personally it looks like this is a space that Microsoft is wanting to dominate. Office 365, various flavours of BPOS, LIVE, Live@EDU, to name a FEW of Microsoft’s own cloud based offerings as well as a dedicated section on Microsoft.com, should show that Microsoft is not only a serious cloud vendor, but now a cloud based vendor offering the tools to grow your own.