Windows Server 2012 – Now available on Rackspace Cloud

In July, it was my pleasure to recognize Rackspace as our Hosting Partner of the Year for 2012.  Now I am even more pleased to announce Rackspace’s leadership in bringing Windows Server 2012 to the marketplace as an offering for their cloud customers. Rackspace has distinguished themselves by delivering innovative solutions and their steadfast commitment…

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SMBs and Cloud Adoption: Current Users vs. the Next Wave

At the Microsoft Hosting Summit in March, we announced the results of an annual study of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), looking at their attitudes toward and adoption of cloud services. The press release can be found here, but today we wanted to go a little deeper in to some of the results and their…

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WPC Session Catalog Now Available

Register today for the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2012. Join us in Toronto on July 8 – 12, and customize your WPC experience. Session catalogs are now available to help you create your pathway to success. Attend interactive discussions and breakout sessions—with Microsoft leadership, industry experts, and fellow partners—and leave your own footprints on this…

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Only 4 days left to submit nominations for Hosting Partner of the Year Award

Receive onsite acknowledgement at the conference, boost your competitive advantage, and gain market recognition from your peers, press, analysts and customers. Get recognized as an innovator and submit your entry for an Award today. Award nominations will close April 15. Late entries will not be accepted. For a partner to be considered, their nomination must…

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Cloud Computing Is Meeting the “Enterprise” Needs of SMBs

I have been in technology marketing since my career began, and one word that gets thrown around often is “enterprise.” In technology, we make broad statements about offering “enterprise-class” services, solutions, architectures, software, etc. In general, we’re talking about delivering the best technologies available to handle complex workloads and applications. For hosting and infrastructure services…

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Hosting the Hosts

By: Marco Limena, vice president, business channels, Operator Channels, Microsoft This is one of my favorite times of year, because in late-March at Microsoft we get the opportunity to bring over 400 of our hosting provider partners to Bellevue for the annual Microsoft Global Hosting Summit. Hosting Summit provides an opportunity for leaders across the…

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Microsoft to showcase latest cloud technologies at WorldHostingDays

If it’s not clear by now that cloud computing is much more than the latest technology trend, consider two conclusions from a recent IDC report: Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs between 2011 and 2015. By 2015, business revenues from IT innovation enabled by the cloud could reach US$1.1 trillion a yea…

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Partner Perspective on Release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – CBeyond

Cbeyond Cloud Services (CCS) is a division of Cbeyond (NASD: CBEY) a $500 million publically traded, managed services company.  CCS provides managed cloud infrastructure and dedicated servers to companies worldwide.  With over 11 years’ experience delivering managed hosting and cloud services, Cbeyond is the worldwide leader in Microsoft cloud solutions and was recognized as such…

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OC Business to Business at WPC 2012 AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN

The Hosting Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner who has demonstrated solution innovation and a commitment to engaging with Microsoft.  Award nominations are now open and close April 15.  Late entries will not be accepted.  For a partner to be considered, their nomination must be submitted prior to this deadline.   Nominations are…

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WPC 2012 – Register Today!

The World Partner Conference is the true expression of the MPN theme, Winning Together.  Gain access to industry leaders and Microsoft executives, and network with other partners at WPC 2012.  This year’s conference is a high-impact, immersive experience for partners that delivers value to their businesses, and to their customers through Keynotes and value sessions…

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