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.


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…


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…


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…


IDC: Time to Embrace the Cloud is Now

There’s an interesting article over on 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…


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 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…


Evolution of Enterprise IT and Virtualization Infrastructures to Private Cloud

I was having lunch with a colleague yesterday and we were talking about the logical evolution underway in IT, which began a couple of years ago with the broad availability of server virtualization technology like Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.    With the advent of cloud computing as an infrastructure choice, the evolution crank is…


Virtualization alone does not a cloud solution make

The following is a guest post from David Greschler, Director Virtualization and Cloud Strategy at Microsoft 2010 saw the rapid rise in popularity of businesses considering cloud computing solutions as a way of helping reduce costs, gain efficiencies, as well as a variety of other benefits.  Unfortunately, at the same time, vendors have also attached…


Three Steps CIOs Should Take Now While Planning for a Private Cloud

Many people in IT related roles today are aware that moving to a private cloud represents a paradigm shift up and down the IT stack, from how IT pros will deploy services to how end users will consume them. And while the cloud’s benefits are attractive, typically any shift in IT infrastructure, CIOs and IT…


From 2010 to 2011: Walking the Cloud Talk

Contributed Article By David Greschler, Director, Virtualization and Cloud Strategy, Server and Tools Business at MicrosoftOriginal post from 2010 was the year of the cloud. We saw some massive changes across the industry as IT decision makers and technology vendors wrestled with the shift to cloud computing. In particular, the industry had to grapple…