Microsoft Delivers New Cloud Tools and Solutions at the Worldwide Partner Conference

Cloud computing is as big a transformation, and opportunity, as the technology industry has ever seen. Partners and customers can look to Microsoft for the most comprehensive cloud strategy and offerings, in order to improve their business agility, focus and economics. Today, at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced tools and solutions to help partners… Read more

Hands-On-Labs at TechEd, Virtualization at work!!!

One of the fun parts of being in a team that develops Hyper-V is seeing it in action. Here at TechEd 2010 in New Orleans, Hyper-V and the System Center Suite are running the Hands-On-Lab infrastructure. Powering the labs for the 11,000 people here at TechEd are 25 x HP380G6’s. The detailed specs of each… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 & Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 RTM!!!!

Virtualization Nation, Today is a really big day at Microsoft and more importantly for our customers. Both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (our FREE standalone Hyper-V Server) have both been Released To Manufacturing (RTM)!! If you haven’t seen the announcement on the main Windows Server blog, be sure to check… Read more

Guest post: Hyper-V gives every Windows shop a free pass into “innovation”

Hi, my name is Matt Lavallee and I am the Director of Technology at MLS Property Information Network, Inc., based in Massachusetts.  Although you may not recognize the company name, we are one of the 700+ multiple listing service (MLS) companies that provide data warehousing for the Real Estate industry in the U.S.  As my… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and AMD’s 6-core Opteron

Hello, this is Bryon Surace.  I’m a senior program manager on the Windows virtualization team at Microsoft. The recent announcement by AMD regarding the 6-core AMD Opteron processor (codenamed ‘Istanbul’) marks another milestone in AMD’s continued mission to create processors designed to provide performance, efficiency, and value. The newly announced 6-core AMD Opteron processor will… Read more

Hyper-V in WS08 R2 Release Candidate: Bringing More to the Table

You’ll want to read Isaac’s blog post about the RC milestone of Windows Server 2008 R2. His post focuses on 64 LP support and processor compatibility mode for live migration. Read the post here. Here’s an excerpt: 64LP Support We have seen processors grow from 1, 2, 4, and now 6 cores on a single… 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

Beta of standalone hypervisor: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Hello fellow virtualization fans, Bryon here again. With all the excitement around the beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2, it’s important to call attention to another important beta release: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2!  To ensure there is no confusion, let me be clear that I’m talking about Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.  Not… Read more

WinServer 2K8 Hyper-V is alive

Fellow Virtualization Fans, Bryon Surace here. I’m a senior program manager on the server virtualization team. Last week Steve Ballmer officially announced the public availability of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta! So did my friends over at the Windows Server Division blog.  With this release, there are a tremendous number of new features and capabilities… Read more

Guest Post: Virtualization; Something Old, Someone New and Some Really Big Cost Savings

Hello, I’m Kevin Knox, VP Worldwide Commercial Business at AMD. Microsoft invited me to do this guest blog post in conjunction with our sponsorship of Microsoft’s “Get Virtual Now” event on Sept. 8. I always find it interesting to hear people singing the praises of x86 virtualization and talking about how this recently introduced technology… Read more