Analyst perspectives on Microsoft’s Integrated Virtualization strategy & System Center evolution, from MMS 2008

Greetings! My name is Robb Mapp and I’m the analyst relations manager in Server & Tools focused on System Center management tools and Integrated Virtualization. This week at MMS, we had nearly 60 industry analysts participate in a summit focused on strategies for systems management and virtualization. These summits are great for Microsoft, as it gives us an opportunity to truly engage in a productive dialogue with the infrastructure pundits. Two of the attending analysts – Neil Macehiter from Macehiter Ward-Dutton and Mark Bowker from Enterprise Strategy Group – were kind enough to sit down with me to discuss the role of an IT analyst and thoughts around our Integrated Virtualization strategy and our move to manage heterogeneous platforms. Enjoy the videos!