Guest Post: Intel Inside for Hyper-V Virtualization

Hi my name is Radhakrishna Hiremane, a senior product marketing engineer at Intel based in Portland, Oregon, and I’m responsible for marketing of virtualization technology on Intel servers and workstations.  Microsoft recently extended the processor core support for Hyper-V to 24-cores.  A shift from the initially announced 16 core support in Hyper-V, this highlights the… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs and what I’m hearing from customers and partners about Microsoft’s virtualization solutions

I’m Zane Adam, sr. director of virtualization strategy here in Redmond at Microsoft. I’m writing today to announce the exciting news that we’ve released to manufacturing (RTM’d) System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and to talk a bit about its critical role in the broad set of virtualization offerings from Microsoft.    Recently, I returned… Read more

Guest post: IU Hoosier virtualizes 75% of workloads – saving time and money with System Center, PowerShell, and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Hi, I’m Janssen Jones, and I’m the Associate Director of Auxiliary IT Infrastructure at Indiana University. Since April, my team has been evaluating the beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) as part of the SCVMM Technology Adoption Program, and in the past six months, we’ve made great strides in virtualizing our IT… Read more

Guest post: Hyper-V Performance Scales Well in 24-Core Dell Server

My name is Todd Muirhead and I’m one of the engineers behind Dell’s online community for IT professionals – DellTechCenter.  This means that I get to work with all of the latest Dell servers and storage and provide technical guidance and assistance to customers.  The goal is to help people understand how they can use… Read more

Guest post: virtualization requires the proper perspective

Hi, I’m Doug de Werd, technical marketing manager for Windows Virtualization at Hewlett-Packard. In the past few weeks following the Microsoft virtualization launch event in Bellevue the virtualization buzz keeps growing louder and louder.  We keep hearing more and more from customers that virtualization is a key component of their IT infrastructure strategy.  IT organizations… Read more

For $50,000, I could pay someone to move my virtual machines for me

The title of this post will make sense in a moment. It’s a quote from a customer in Australia … and pretty funny one, too. But before that, a few items crossed my inbox that I thought I’d share: Software vendor AspenTech has a process engineering/manufacturing application called aspenONE. Today they announced that their customer BASF deployed aspenONE… Read more

Bare metal hypervisor is here, along with new training, services

“Bare metal” was my attempt at being dramatic 😉 Anyway, I really wanted you to know that the standalone hypervisor, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, was released today for download. This is the no-cost, bare metal hypervisor. Think ESXi, but with Windows and not Linux. More on this in a bit. Today we also announced new virtualization… Read more