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System Center Blog Relaunch

For the last few years, the System Center Blog here at http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter has been run by the System Center marketing team.  They moved to a combined System Center + Windows Server + Cloud blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud about a year and a half ago.  Since then things have been pretty quiet on this blog.  The engineering...

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VMware (finally) admits that its costs are higher than Microsoft’s

Recently we came across the updated VMware cost per application calculator and discovered what our customers and partners have been telling us all along – VMware vSphere 5.1 costs more than Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 combined. And we’re not just talking about license acquisition cost, but also the capital expenditure costs (CAPEX),...

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Delivers On Scalability and Performance for Virtualized Enterprise Applications

In a previously published blog on enterprise application performance, we’ve talked about Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V’s ability to support your various tier-1 and 2 server application workloads in virtualized environments. The great news is that with the newly released Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, virtualized enterprise application scalability and performance has gotten even better, now taking...

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