OK, such courses like this at MVA are going to be much difficult at Level 300 and learning and combining the cloud technology like that is no easy feat and especially when there are some online contests like Join The Tech Elite APAC from Microsoft for MVA students. That contest surely featured the various amount of latests courses to take but needless to say, certain of which are already at Level 300. This one’s at Level 200 but it’s not the beginning level kind of the course. It’s basically giving you the best practices along with enough guidances needed for usage of Hybird Cloud which is the combination of Private and Public Cloud. Private Cloud should make the connection easy regardless of whatever routers and network you’re using provided that your network is part of the domain in the forest. I’m sure that Windows Live Mesh did such a thing like that back then and especially for the latest Samsung Galaxy Remote Desktop app that allow the Private-Cloud like remote access regardless of the kind of IP addresses. I still haven’t tried the new Microsoft Remote Desktop though so I don’t know if that is part of the Private Cloud like what Windows Live Mesh coud do. However, for Windows Live Mesh, the downside of Private Cloud is that all your devices in your Microsoft account will be seen on the web and that makes Live Mesh a little bit of Hybird Cloud-ish. You can see the data from whichever device you’re exploring on the web of course. In addition, there are certain network storage devices that can do Private Cloud in your home in which you can buy one home and try it out.
Certain Hybird Cloud software like Dropbox, Mega, Onedrive and other cloud software do the automatic synchronization of files between your device and the online storage. Public Cloud is sort of like uploading and downloading whatever stuffs to and from the website respectively and furthermore, the stuffs you upload to can be seen on the web as well for exploration and verification. Hybird Cloud on the other hand, it will require some of technology that allows the data to be on both the online storage and the local device at the same time.
But that’s not enough about cloud technology, is it? Not only there are documents and personal data, but there are also apps, services, virtual machines and other stuffs that are in the cloud. System Center is used for private cloud where-else Windows Azure is providing you the Hybird Cloud. The OSes there are kind of unknown to me. The only thing we know from the list is Window Server 8 R2 where you can remote desktop access to the virtual machines in the cloud. It may be cool but this kind of technology is more suited for business and not personal use. Even the Linux cloud technology may be guilty of that unfriendly-ness for consumers as each of these stuffs may require the monthly subscription costs.