February 14, 2013 News Thursday: Big Data Week Sweeps Microsoft News Center and More Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger How the Big Data Explosion Is Changing the World Big data is the term that describes the process of applying serious computing power – the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence – to seriously massive and often highly complex sets of information. The ability to analyze big data is opening up… Read more

Microsoft Streamlines Its Licensing Structure – Updates Announced at WPC

In today’s economic environment, customers are looking for ways to compete in a global marketplace through combined strategic investments in IT innovation and careful cost management. Microsoft Volume Licensing policies and programs keep pace with customer needs and pave the way for new computing models.   Joe Matz, corporate vice president of Worldwide Licensing and… Read more

IDC Announces Q2 Worldwide Server Virtualization License Shipments

Industry analyst firm IDC today announced worldwide virtualization license shipments in the second quarter of 2008 (2Q08) increased 53% year over year, compared to a 72% year-over-year increase the previous quarter. The x86 server market led the way with 60% year-over-year growth followed by the EPIC server market with 18% growth. See the news release… Read more

New Microsoft Licensing and Support Eases Path to Virtualization

Today Microsoft announced new licensing, expanded product support policies and a worldwide series of events to help business customers create more dynamic datacenters and enterprise IT systems with virtualization software. Beginning Sept. 1, 2008, customers will be able to move any of 41 Microsoft server applications between servers within a server farm as often as… Read more