Windows Server 8: Standards-Based Storage Management

Take a look at Jeffrey Snover’s blog post, Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect for Window Server, where he discusses standards-based storage management in the next release of Windows Server codenamed “Windows Server 8”. Read Jeffrey’s post on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog…. Read more

Storage and Continuous Availability Enhancements in Windows Server 8

Check out Thomas Pfenning’s blog post, General Manager Server and Tools, where he discusses the storage and availability enhancements in the next release of Windows Server codenamed “Windows Server 8”.  Read Thomas’ post on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog…. Read more

Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest: Day 2, Question 2

Yesterday we kicked off the “Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud” Contest, read official rules.  Today we have another Xbox to give away, so see below for second question in the series of three for the day. A reminder on how the contest works: We’ll be posting three (3) questions related to Microsoft’s virtualization, system… Read more

Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud: Day 2, Question 1

Yesterday we kicked off the “Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud” Contest, read official rules.  As of the posting of this blog, we still have not received a tweet with the winning answers.  That means there are still two Xboxes on the table. But we’re keeping things moving and today is the final day of… Read more

Delivering business value with an app-centric approach to Private Cloud

Hear more from Edwin Yuen, Director of Cloud and Virtualization Strategy, about Microsoft’s approach to private cloud and how that differs from VMware’s: Yesterday in his keynote, Paul Maritz’s said VMware’s “heart” is in infrastructure.  He also talked a lot about VMware’s focus on the cloud.  Well, if your heart is in infrastructure (read: virtualization),… Read more

Customers Reap Benefits from Comprehensive Cloud Approach

Take a look at  Brad Anderson’s, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, perspective on Microsoft’scloud computing strategy, our private cloud solutions and the economics of those solutions versus VMware. Click here to read more…. Read more

Check out the New Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Website!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform website (http://www.microsoft.com/server-cloud).   The new site is a comprehensive source for information relating to our private cloudand virtualization solutions, as well as other solutions based on WindowsServer, System Center, Forefront and related products.  It is designed tohelp connect you to relevant information… Read more

The Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest – Begins August 30th, 2011!

Your opportunity to win one of two Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Game Console Bundles! Starting next week on August 30th at 9:00 a.m. PST, we’re kicking off ourMicrosoft Path to the Private Cloud Contest. During the contest you’ll have theopportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of Microsoft virtualization, systemsmanagement and private cloud offerings by being the first… Read more

Beware the VMware Memory vTax Part 2…

Virtualization Nation, In my last blog, Beware the VMware Memory Tax; Plus Good News for Hyper-V…, I responded to the flood of emails we’ve received about the VMware Memory Tax introduced in vSphere 5. We discussed the changes in the new vSphere 5 Licensing model and reviewed a number of additional items including: Reaction from… Read more