Ever wanted to work for one of Microsoft’s premium partners? Last week IBM announced the Essential Business Server 2008 residency. This IBM residency would be an intensive, multi-week work effort where you would explore and document product implementation, integration and operations, often in the context of marketplace solutions.
This residency is all about pairing the IBM BladeCenter S and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 into solutions for SMB. Taking a snip from the IBM website here
Windows Essential Business Server (previously known as “Centro”) is a new integrated solution designed for midsize businesses. It combines software for management, messaging and security features into one integrated server solution that reduces IT complexity and improves efficiency across the business.
IBM BladeCenter S is the latest in the family of BladeCenter chassis and is designed specifically for small and midsized businesses. With space for up to six blade servers and up to 12 high capacity disk drives, the chassis is designed to provide significant server resources without the need for an expensive server room. The BladeCenter S with the Office Enablement Kit is small enough and quiet enough to fit under your desk and plugs into an average wall socket.
This project will evaluate these two new products from Microsoft and IBM and will describe how to best integrate them to make the most out of your investment.
Nicholas King – Technical Product Manager – Windows Server Solutions Group