Customers Reap Benefits from Comprehensive Cloud Approach

Take a look at  Brad Anderson’s, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, perspective on Microsoft’scloud computing strategy, our private cloud solutions and the economics ofthose solutions versus VMware.   Click here to read more.

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Changing the Conversation – Server Virtualization is the Overture, Not the Finale

I wanted to provide a guest blog post from Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, in which he share’s the news that Gartner has named Microsoft a leader in their 2011 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure*. In his post, Brad covers topics such as private cloud computing and the role that virtualization plays…

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Microsoft Server and Tools Division President, Satya Nadella on Cloud Computing at GigaOM

Just wanted to give the quick heads up that Satya Nadella, the president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools division, will be speaking on Wednesday around 11:10 a.m. PST at the GigaOm Structure 2011 event this week in San Francisco.  He’ll be participating in a Q&A fireside chat moderated by Eric Savitz, the local Bureau Chief…

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CDW Talks Cloud Computing – Guest blog post

I wanted to share a guest blog post from Derrek Kim, a Technology Specialist with CDW, on cloud strategies and the role of virtualization in cloud computing.  In the post Derrek shares some perspectives on cloud computing, including both public and private cloud deployments and the results of CDW’s recent Cloud Computing Tracking Poll.  Give…

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SAP and Microsoft Join Efforts on Cloud Computing

I wanted to share news of an announcement this morning at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP’s business and technology conference being held in Orlando, Florida this week.  The announcement states that SAP and Microsoft will work together on making application development and cloud management easier for developers and IT staff, helping customers harness the power of cloud…

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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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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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IDC: Time to Embrace the Cloud is Now

There’s an interesting article over on Eweek.com from Chris Preimesberger about a presentation by IDC SVP and Chief Analyst, Frank Gens. The story talks about how the industry and IT are at a crossroad similar to the one 25 years ago with the transformation from traditional mainframes and terminals to the new class of end-user…

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Real Customers, Real Private Clouds

I wanted to highlight a post from David Greschler, Microsoft’s Director of Virtualization and Cloud Strategy, over on the VMBlog.com site that touches on a couple of customers using real Private Cloud implementations today.  The customers include Lionbridge, Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA), and EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffered Services, and the post focuses on…

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