Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 @ 12:00pm ET

Cloud integration is becoming an ever more important component in today’s IT infrastructure. However, while vendors and the media often like to refer to the cloud as a single entity in reality there are many different types of cloud solutions and businesses today face a myriad of cloud choices. In this webcast you’ll learn about different types of cloud solutions that your organization might be able to take advantage of. Some of the cloud options that you’ll learn about include:

  • Public Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) like Office  365
  • Platform-as-a Server (PaaS) like Windows Azure
  • Infrastructure as s Service (Iaas) like Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

You’ll see examples of how businesses use each of these options and which types of cloud options are best suited to different types of businesses. You’ll also learn about building your own private cloud solutions using your existing infrastructure as well as the advantages of using Reference Architectures and private cloud appliances.

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Michael Otey ( is senior technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL ServerPro and author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability with Clustering & Database Mirroring (McGraw-Hill).