Part 1: A network in the Sky – The dream
Part 2: A network in the Sky – Coming soon
This series of posts is aimed at looking at the posibilities, pro’s, con’s and costs of running your entire network (or small portions of it) in the cloud.
There is a lot of talk about moving to The Cloud around at the moment, but just how far can we push it?
At the moment I have a whapping big HyperV server that runs under my desk with dual Xenon processors, 76GB RAM and a couple of Terabytes worth of storage on a RAID disk. Pretty hefty stuff, then they it does have to run the following VMs:
- Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), DHCP Server, DNS Server
- ForeFront TMG
- SQL Server (yes, it’s virtual!)
- SharePoint 2010 Dev Farm (s)
- SharePoint 2010 Shared Services Farm
- SharePoint 2010 Demo Farm
- SharePoint 2013 Demo Farm
- SharePoint 2013 Dev Farm
- Active Directory Federation Serices 2.0 (ADFS2.0)
- Network Services: TFTP, DirSync, etc
- Retired TFS Server (which is now on http://tfs.visualstudio.com)