Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Architecture Brief

So you heard about the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program and wonder … what exactly is it? Is it marketecture or is there some meat to it? What do these “pre-architected, pre-validated” solutions consist of, and how were those decisions arrived at? What was the architecture and validation methodology? Well my friend, this post is… Read more

Hyper-V Dynamic Memory test for VDI density

Hi, I’m Michael Kleef, senior technical product manager within the Windows Server and Cloud division. As Brad Anderson and I discussed at the TechEd Europe keynote today, Dynamic Memory, a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, can increase Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) densities by 40% compared to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2 and… Read more

Hyper-V Cloud Program for private cloud

Hello from Berlin. Microsoft TechEd Europe started today with Brad Anderson’s keynote. Aside from the keynote, you can read the news release here. There are several items that you’ll be interested to know if interested in private cloud computing, virtualization and systems management. The Hyper-V Cloud program is the main item. Here’s a few of the… Read more

IDC updates server virtualization market numbers: “Virtualize first” is here

The other day the folks at IDC published their worldwide quarterly server virtualization tracker report. You can see the news release here. Some of the main takeaways are: ·       18% of all new servers shipped in Q4’09 were virtualized, up 3% year over year ·       Sales of virtualized servers declined 14% for 2009 ·       Virtualization… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V iSCSI Performance Webcast

My friend and teammate Jim Schwartz on our Virtualization Solutions Marketing Team has asked me to post this entry about a very exciting webcast coming up, but he can describe it much better than me…   Hi, I’m Jim Schwartz, a director of virtualization solutions marketing with Microsoft in Redmond.   Over the past year we’ve seen more… Read more

Guest post: Moving Virtualization into the Mainstream

I’d like to start this post by saying thank you to our friends at Microsoft for running my blog post here. As AMD is mid-way through Virtualization Ecosystem Month (VEM), it has been exciting to see the partner support around the topic of virtualization and I encourage you to check out Microsoft’s guest post on my… Read more

Microsoft customers showcased at VMworld Europe 2009

This week at VMworld Europe 2009 we’re showcasing a number of European customers who have deployed Windows Server Hyper-V, System Center and App-v 4.5. You can watch two videos below. One is of Bouygues Construction based in France. Bouygues does civil engineering, electrical contracting, and maintenance, employs 51,100 people and operates in more than 80… 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