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

I’m not sure the retweet tag (RT) also applies to blogs or not, but I thought I’d give it a try. Now to my point. Edwin posted a good blog this evening about re-occurring Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt the spreads via traditional journalism or blogs. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect his post had something to… Read more

Microsoft Acquires Opalis Software

Good news for a Friday. Brad’s post (with video interview) announces the acquisition of Opalis Software. Why is this important to virtualization projects? Thoughts below, but first some background on the business. Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB) is a $14.1 billion business.   Within STB, the Management and Services Division is focused on reducing customers’ costs and… Read more

Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool v2.1

Virtualization affects how we plan, build, deploy, operate, and service workloads.  Customers are creating large libraries of virtual machines containing various configurations.  The patch-state of these virtual machines are not always known.  Ensuring that offline virtual machines are properly patched and won’t become vulnerable the instant they come online is critical.    I am therefore… Read more

More on today’s announcement with NetApp

We published some news today with NetApp; see here. In short, Microsoft and NetApp… today announced a new three-year agreement that deepens product collaboration and technical integration, and extends joint sales and marketing activities to customers worldwide. Under the new agreement, the two companies will collaborate and deliver technology solutions that span virtualization, private cloud… Read more

City of Frisco (Texas) saves big with Hyper-V and NetApp

Hi, I’m Jim Schwartz, a director of virtualization solutions marketing in Redmond. A great example of why companies are adopting virtualization and the resulting benefits can be seen in Texas, at the City of Frisco. The city, one of the fastest growing in America, needed to scale a siloed IT infrastructure to accommodate data growth of… Read more