VMware vSphere pricing – Meet the new price; same as the old price, only more

Hi, I’m Edwin Yuen, a Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft’s Integrated Virtualization team.  This past week, there were two key announcements made, one by Microsoft and one by VMware, that have an impact on how we compare Microsoft and VMware pricing.  The first announcement was actually off this blog, made by Zane Adam, announcing… Read more

Series on virtualizing SharePoint

The Microsoft-UK services team recently posted an in-depth virtualizing SharePoint series. It is a culmination of their experiences over the last couple years helping customers successfully host SharePoint in virtualized environments.   ·         Introduction ·         Optimizing the performance of a virtualized SharePoint environment ·         SharePoint server role recommendations in the virtualized SharePoint environment ·         Monitoring and… Read more

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 beta available

Exciting news for Windows Server Hyper-V, System Center, and VMWare customers.  The beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available on the Microsoft Connect site for download. If you don’t already have access to VMM on the Connect site you can get to it here by simply filling out a quick survey, which will help us better… 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: Virtualization drives $250,000 in real savings

I’m David Straede, president of SBWH.com, a Windows managed server provider.  Virtualization using Hyper-V and System Center is the most exciting thing SBWH has been a part of since we started beta testing IIS 4.0 in 1997.    SBWH in 1999 Twelve years ago we got 15 servers in a rack.  Today, we can put… Read more

Guest Post: Virtual Eggs in One Virtualization Basket?

Hi, my name is Dave Demlow and I am the Chief Technology Officer at Double-Take Software. Double-Take Software has been a leading provider of data replication and failover technologies for Microsoft Windows Server and applications going all the way back to Windows NT 3.51.  So like many of you, we’ve seen many changes in the… Read more