Private Cloud Success Scenario: Virtualize Your Disaster Recovery Plan

CIOs understand the concept and even the building blocks of private cloud. But as I attend shows like the Microsoft Management Summit 2011, which happened this week in Las Vegas, there’s a certain kind of question I’m still being asked. In one form or another that question continuously revolves around what changes a private cloud…

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Opening the Window to PC Management in the Cloud

During his keynote today at the Microsoft Management Summit corporate vice president Brad Anderson discussed Microsoft IT solutions to help companies streamline PC and device management and better empower productivity in today’s modern enterprise.  He announced the general availability of Windows Intune, and demonstrated the new solution for cloud based management and security of PCs. …

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Microsoft Management Summit: Private Cloud Computing, It’s All About the Apps

The Microsoft Management Summit is going on now in sunny Las Vegas. This event is Microsoft’s premiere event concerning the management of cutting edge datacenter infrastructure. So it should be no surprise that the Microsoft private cloud will be a core focus point for the show. Illustrating this are the keynotes being delived by Microsoft…

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Microsoft Virtualization Helps Keep Target Stores Going During Peak Demand

In prior posts, I’ve written about server virtualization technologies such as Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V being at the foundation of cloud computing, including private and public implementations.  Many customers are already using Microsoft virtualization technologies to achieve greater scalability, coupled with System Center for improved IT systems management, which puts them on the…

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The Bridge Across Cloud Computing Worlds - IT Management Tools

With the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2011 conference fast approaching in March I wanted to touch on the role that IT management tools play in cloud computing including Private Cloud, Windows Azure public cloud, or solutions which span both worlds.  If you’re not familiar with MMS, it is the premier Microsoft conference for IT staff…

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