Microsoft is working on a new Solution Accelerator designed to enable companies to build a Dynamic Data Center infrastructure that offers streamlined manageability from the get-go. Of course, this endeavor could only be simplified if corporate customers have access to the necessary guidelines to make planning easier. This is where the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Dynamic Data Center comes in. The Solution Accelerator is currently in Beta stage and Microsoft is asking customers to participate in testing the resource and help finalize it in accordance with their needs. The Beta for the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Dynamic Data Center is available on Microsoft Connect
, and is opened to all, according to the software giant.
“Key benefits of the guide include: the infrastructure is designed using best practices to reduce the administrative burden of managing the Dynamic Data Center. A single set of requirements is tracked throughout the entire design process and then transferred to the appropriate supporting Infrastructure Planning and Design guides. The infrastructure design of the virtualization hardware and the management software includes determining the scaling and architectural limits of each component,” Microsoft stated.
The Redmond company has already started sending notifications to members of the IPD Beta program via email, informing them of the Dynamic Data Center Guide Beta program. However, the software giant emphasizes that Beta testing is opened to all customers, all they need to do is visit Microsoft Connect, sign in with a valid Windows Live ID and opt to participate in the program. Feedback is also essential to the testing process and the creation of the best possible Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Dynamic Data Center.
“With this guide, you can design a Dynamic Data Center that will allow your organization to be responsive to changing market conditions by presenting new ways to develop, deliver, deploy, and manage applications and IT infrastructures,” a member of the Dynamic DC Alliance
noted. “Strategically planning your infrastructure can help you avoid problems before they begin, allowing you to serve your customers more accurately and reliably, as well as saving you time and money.”