Ten Top New Years Resolutions for IT Professionals

At this time of year it’s traditional for everyone to start planning for next year but what are the most important things for an IT Professional to do in the coming year?  Next year is going to be the year when we start to see widespread cloud (both public and private) adoption now that some…

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Find out how Royal Mail will save £1.8m in four years by virtualising its server farm

“The Hyper-V project will pay back the original investment in 19 months, and, over four years, will realise savings of £1.8 million compared to the previous operation.” Adrian Steel, Head of Infrastructure Management, Royal Mail Group Royal Mail Group (RMG) wanted to replace 700 existing servers and non-production environments in order to reduce total cost…


What was talked about at TechEd Europe today?

Hyper-V Cloud Hyper-V Cloud is IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) for your own private use, you own and manage the hardware and the software.  Furthermore we’ve announced partners who’ve produced hardware reference architectures (Fast Track) which you can buy direct from them to accelerate the process of building your own cloud.  One example is from…

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PDC10 for the IT Professional – the view from #ukpdc10

Thanks to Simon May for writing this post and being as bouncy as ever the morning after UKPDC10, when the rest of us are just about managing to operate at all. You can also read this post on Simon’s blog. I love it when we put on a good show, geeks, streams, quizzes, phones and…


Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

Ok, deep breath – long sentence coming up… This free, yes, free 400+ page ebook Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions: From the Desktop to the Datacenter, 2nd Edition is the book for IT professionals who want to learn more about the latest Microsoft virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2,…