Moving to the cloud? This how-to video shows the way.

By now you’ve heard from a LOT of us on building a cloud. You have probably heard us talk about performance, efficiency, and trust. But have you ever seen it done? If not, you should take a look at this new video: Intel® Cloud Builders Reference Architecture VMware vCloud™ Director Demo.

In this how-to video, our Cloud Builders team built a mini data center and then deployed an actual cloud environment within it.

While the host of the demo is an animated character, the configuration example is entirely real. Using actual screen captures and configuration samples, this video walks you thought the process of creating a cloud based on VMware vSphere™, VMware vCloud Director™, VMware vShield™ manager, and Intel® Xeon® processor-based hardware.

Featured hardware components include:

  • 4 Urbanna 2U 3.5 HDD Xeon DP Servers with CPU: Xeon DP Nehalem-EP X5570 FC-LG8 2.93 GHz
  • 1 Timber Creek 2U Xeon DP Storage Server with CPU: Xeon DP Westmere-EP X5680 FC-LGA8 3.33GHz

Along the way, we captured lots of technical tips and tricks that you’ll find useful if you put our reference architecture into action—as we did in the video. Even if you’re just thinking about deploying a cloud, this video will provide valuable insights into the configuration process.

So, what’s your excuse now?