Finally back and how to watch the MMS 2010 keynotes live!

Hello Virtualization Planet!  I know in my last blog I wrote that I would be posting more but things have gotten very busy for me.  As I told a colleague recently, if blogging and tweeting were my only job, it would be a lot easier.  🙂 Still, things are freeing up and I hope to…

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More Case Studies: Companies in Norway and Switzerland Choose Microsoft Over VMware, Saving Money and Improving Efficiencies

Happy New Year to all my readers.  In keeper with the positive tone I’ve been on recently, I wanted to again highlight more case studies about Microsoft Virtualization.  We recently published two case studies that exemplify the cost savings, scalability, and flexibility benefits that customers consistently realize with Microsoft virtualization.  Both highlight the capabilities of…

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Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center

For those who follow this blog, you have noticed that the blog is much more about Microsoft Virtualization and why you should use it and less about what is negative with the competition.  While I do write and make comparisons with VMware, my goal is to promote Microsoft Virtualization.  Still, when I meet users and…

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Hyper-V R2 Case Study - Podravka

Hello again!  I’m back with another Microsoft Virtualization case study.  Here is another great real-world example of how much impact Microsoft virtualization can have on your business.  This time, it’s Podravka, a Croatian food company competes with global giants like Kraft and Nestlé.  Competing in this space means Podravka must be incredibly agile and lean….

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Hyper-V Case Study – PEAB

I’ve been highlighting Microsoft case studies recently because they do such a great job of showcasing tangible benefits from using Microsoft virtualization. Highlighting more real-world examples is something that a lot of you have been asking for when I meet you at shows and meeting.  I just saw another one that is definitely worth a…

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TechEd EMEA Day 2

Hello again from Berlin.  As many of you probably saw on TV (or in the streets), it was an amazing celebration for the fall of the Berlin Wall.  As for TechEd, day 2 has been amazing.  I think that the thing everyone I’ve spoken to at the show is how friendly everyone is at the…

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News: Pricing Comparisons, Red Hat, and More

Hello everyone! It’s been a little bit of time since I last posted but I promise to post more regularly, as soon as I get back from my vacation in Hawaii :).  This week, I wanted to cover some new news and some items I tweeted about but didn’t blog. I wrote a new post,…

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University of Miami chooses Microsoft over VMware

While I was out on vacation, I missed out on a couple of case studies that were published about Microsoft Virtualization.  One of the great case studies that came out was for the University of Miami.  This is a large university that used VMware and the System Center family of products.  They looked at using…

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More on Nissan and Hyper-V

DailyTech has a great article, an interview with Nissan on how they are using Virtualization and why they picked Hyper-V over VMware.  There are some great details on their implementation and I think the final quote sums up what we keep saying  “For other companies considering virtualization, but unsure of the costs and benefits, Matt…

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VMworld 2009

I’m back on my blog.  Sorry but I’ve been out on vacation (Disneyland for three days with a three year old is not the best for rest).  🙂 Coming up at the end of the month, I’ll be at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco.  For anyone else going to the show, what sessions are interesting…

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