Microsoft introduces Cloud Guide for IT Leaders

Today, Microsoft launched its Cloud Guide for IT Leaders, an online digital resource for information technology and business leaders interested in cloud computing.   Wondering how the roles of IT staffers will change with cloud computing? Curious why organizations have left Google Apps? The Cloud Guide for IT Leaders provides access to a steady stream…

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Guest Blog by NetApp: Great Ideas + Fast Execution = Innovation Hosters Can Monetize

By Lee Gates, Sr. Manager, Microsoft Solutions Engineering, NetApp The Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters (DDTK-H) has been gaining mindshare since its launch last year, as Service Providers look for guidance to create private and public cloud offerings based on Microsoft’s Hyper-V with integrated management via System Center. For technology partners like NetApp, working…

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Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010 – February Update

In our mid-February blog post we announced the launch of the Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010 – From the Desktop to the Datacenter that is happening across 45+ countries and representing 100+ customer events. The summit is off to a good start and will run across the globe through June this year. The inaugural event took…

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Guest Blog by F5 Networks: Where’s the (Infrastructure) Beef?

By Lori Mac Vitte, Technical Marketing Manager   The often touted benefits of “saving money” and “reducing expenses” associated with virtualization and cloud computing are often discussed in the context of reduction or elimination of servers. The softer savings associated with both technologies are rarely mentioned, perhaps because they are intangibles and peculiar to the…

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Don't Miss the Webcast This Week on Thursday, February 25th, 2010!

Dynamic Infrastructure ToolKit for System Center Deployment: Scenario Walkthrough   Attend this webcast to learn how to set up the foundation for a private cloud in your enterprise with the help of Dynamic Infrastructure Toolkit for System Center (DIT-SC) scenarios such as: ·         Enabling independent hardware vendor and system integrator partners to extend the toolkit’s…

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Announcing! Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010 – From the Desktop to the Datacenter

Looking at virtualization but unsure about your options? Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Interested in VDI and Server Virtualization? Want to save on costs but wondering about ROI? How to improve IT flexibility? Have more questions than answers?   Ready, Set, Virtualize. Join us at the Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010 in your nearest city…

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Guest Blog by NetApp: Delivering Practical, Proven, Integrated Cloud Solutions

By Wally MacDermid, Director of IT as a Service Solutions at NetApp The word “dynamic” is very appropriate when discussing topics such as cloud and the transitions in customers’ data centers. A year or so ago many of my conversations with customers, partners, and fellow NetApp employees included questions such as “What is cloud?” or…

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Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters: An Update on Momentum and the Road Ahead

Over the last six months since the launch of the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters, we have seen tremendous interest by the Hosters and Telcos from around the world. I am pleased to report that we have over 100+ Hosters who are in various stages of developing cloud services based on Dynamic Data Center Toolkit…

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Don't Miss the Webcast This Week on January 15th, 2010!

Dynamic Data Center Alliance: Connecting Partners to the Enterprise Market   Designed as a benefit specifically for partners who are creating cloud and virtualized services using the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkits, the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Alliance is helping partners grow their businesses by providing them with the tools they need to tap into…

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Guest Blog: IPX Server, one of the leading hosters in Germany, is currently releasing 400 test servers available under the new portfolio of www.dynamic-datacenter.de

Hello. I am Jörg Ehrhart, Managing Director, IPX Server, Germany. Our new portfolio of server products are all based on Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Center concept. They provide us with a set of operational efficiencies and a rich array of new features that will increase the value of our products, such as high availability, burstable estate,…

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