Core IO at IT Forum 2006

Next week Core Infrastructure Optimization (Core IO) will be showcased at IT Forum in Barcelona, Spain, November 14-17, 2006.  IT Forum is Microsoft’s premier EMEA conference designed to provide IT professionals with technical training, information and community resources to build, plan, deploy and manage the secure connected enterprise.  If you are attending the event, please…

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Microsoft VHD catalog: Power New Tools. No Assembly Required.

Virtualization is one of the key technologies redefining how datacenters will be architected in the future. As of Monday, November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced the VHD Test Drive Program, which provides customers with an enhanced server-based software evaluation experience that’s faster, better supported and more flexible.  You can now access the entire catalog of pre-configured…

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Maintaining a Known State to Optimize your Infrastructure

  Almost half of all unplanned service outages happen because of system configuration mistakes or oversights. With that in mind, several tools are available from Microsoft to help you optimize your infrastructure and keep configuration issues under control in environments of all sizes and levels of complexity. These tools provide both the technology and the…

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TechNet Webcast Series: grow your IT organization into a dynamic infrastructure

TechNet Webcast:  Agility Now Series Tune into a special webcast 10-part series detailing steps on how you can grow your IT organization into a more flexible and integrated system.  As IT organizations have become more geographically dispersed and individual roles more specialized, some IT professionals have found it increasingly difficult to collaborate across roles and…

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SML – A positive step toward Infrastructure Optimization

On July 31, Microsoft, along with 9 other vendors, made a significant announcement…the standardization of a modeling language to be used in describing computing resources. The new draft specification, called SML (Service Modeling Language), is a key milestone in the realization of the DSI (Dynamic Systems Initiative) vision that Microsoft has been talking about for the…

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Infrastructure Optimization, realising a secure well managed infrastructure while driving down costs.

The concept of Infrastructure Optimization is one that is complex and challenging to any organization.  While technology is a major part of the maturity of IO and its supporting capabilities, there are also 2 other areas an organization needs to contend with in order to truly realize the benefits of infrastructure maturity.  These are people…

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Infrastructure Optimization Weblog

Hello and welcome to the Infrastructure Optimization blog.   I hope that it will serve as an active two-way dialog about the key issues you face in driving your IT infrastructure forward.  I think we all realize that there is far too much complexity in environments today and while we have a vision to help, called…

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