VMM 2012 – Free Public Training just released on the Microsoft Virtual Academy

  The Microsoft Virtual Academy (www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com) is a free public training portal with almost 340,000 IT Professionals already learning from it. The MVA has just released a brand new course for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012! Course Overview This course focuses on how using System Center Virtual Machine Manger 2012 can help your business…

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Cloud Computing: Comparison of Various Features

Cloud computing is fundamentally altering the expectations for how and when computing, storage and networking resources should be allocated, managed, consume and allow users to utilize services globally. Due to the powerful computing and storage, high availability and security, easy accessibility and adaptability, reliable scalability and interoperability, cost and time effective cloud computing is the…

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SecurID Brings Two-Factor Authentication to MS Cloud Apps

RSA announced Monday that its SecurID two-factor authentication hardware and software can now integrate with Microsoft Windows Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0. Come December, the two-factor authentication system will also work with Citrix Receiver, a universal client that allows virtual applications and data to be delivered to any type of device. Related reading: About…

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Veeam’s V-Index report shows one-third of enterprises plan to switch primary hypervisor platform

http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-may-be-losing-dominance-in-server-virtualization-178252  (By David Marshall | InfoWorld)   The survey comes from Veeam Software, a third-party virtualization backup, disaster recovery, and management solution provider that has made quite a name for itself in the virtualization ecosystem. This is its second quarterly survey, and the ongoing series has been dubbed the V-Index report. The V-Index was commissioned…

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Enhance private cloud management with new process pack

The Microsoft Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack beta. Download the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack Beta. System Center Cloud Services Process Pack Beta is Microsoft’s Infrastructure as a Service solution built on the System Center platform. With the System Center Cloud Services Process Pack, enterprises…

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Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is available

Check out the Server and Cloud Platform Blog post by David Mills! See http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/11/10/system-center-operations-manager-2012-release-candidate-from-the-datacenter-to-the-cloud.aspx . Download it now!!

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Want more information on where Microsoft’s private- and public-cloud server products are headed?

Please be aware that this is data collect by ZDNed, this is not a an official Microsoft released information   The Microsoft Server Roadmap Webcast is now available on demand (registration is required, but if you’ve already registered for any ZDNet content before, you’re good to download). Mary-Jo Foley also compiled a nice “cheat sheet” …

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White Paper on Cloud Computing: What IT Professionals Need to Know

Microsoft Learning has just released our first White Paper on Cloud Computing: What IT Professionals Need to Know. The move to cloud solutions opens up new opportunities for IT professionals and they should look forward with both competence and confidence. Key technical skill sets become more critical to career success, including custom application development and…

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Data center classification

The below table gives a quick overview of Datacenter Qualification and what are the requirements for each of the different tiers   Tier level Requirements 1 Single non-redundant distribution path serving the IT equipment Non-redundant capacity components Basic site infrastructure guaranteeing 99.671% availability 2 Meets or exceeds all Tier 1 requirements Redundant site infrastructure capacity…

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