Microsoft publishes Hyper-V Cloud Reference Architecture White Paper

At February 11 Microsoft published a new whitepaper on the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Program titled ” Reference Architecture Technical White Paper”. It can be downloaded here.


It is an interesting document describing the  seven principles Microsoft Hyper-V cloud architecture is based on: resource pooling, elasticity and the perception of infinite capacity, perception of continuous availability, predictability, metering/chargeback, multitenancy, and security and identity.
The document also describes design principles on networking, explains Clustered Shared Volumes, SAN design, host design, virtual machine design and a lot more interesting stuff.

A must read if your role is to design a Hyper-V infrastructure, either for a  private cloud server or limited to server virtualization.

More information on the Microsoft Private Cloud TechNet blog


About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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