What’s coming up with the next versions of SCOM and SCVMM

Check out Anant’s blog post over at Dynamic Datacenter Alliance blog. He writes about updates to System Center Operations Manager and SC Virtual Machine Manager. These updates were made this week at MS Management Summit. Here’s an excerpt from Anant’s blog: System Center Virtual Machine Manager ·         Service lifecycle management, including creation, deployment and updates… Read more

Virtualization for Server Workloads: Avanade Case Study, NetApp Whitepaper

Our customers often deploy Microsoft server workloads, such as SQL Server, SharePoint and Exchange, on Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center, and want to know how other customers have deployed these workloads and if there are deployment guidelines from specific solution partners that can help optimize for scale and business continuity. A case in point is… Read more

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

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

Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 beta 2

Hello, this is Bryon Surace again.  I’m a senior program manager on the Windows virtualization team at Microsoft.   Recently, the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 beta 2 became available for public download.  Part of this release is the Beta 2 version of Visual Studio Team System 2010 Lab Management; an integrated solution… Read more

Re-blog: Microsoft Site Recovery Solution Launch

I’m re-blogging here. Over at Virt Planet blog, Jim wrote the following: This week Microsoft is launching a comprehensive solution to help customers implement cost effective, end-to-end site recovery programs. Built on proven capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 and the System Center management suite, Microsoft is helping IT Professionals leverage Windows Server Hyper-V and… Read more

Virtualization: desktop to datacenter

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog … but that one really caused a stir in the Virt circles in the Bay Area. Hopefully it doesn’t mean I can’t hit up those people for Sharks tickets. I’ve stumbled across some interesting items that I wanted to share with you. Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 R2… Read more

Announcing the availability of the updated Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization and System Center

Microsoft has a comprehensive portfolio of technologies when it comes to Virtualization ranging from Presentation Virtualization with Remote Desktop Services to Server Virtualization using Hyper-V with many more in between as below. ·        Server Hardware Virtualization. Also known as a hypervisor, Server Hardware Virtualization runs a very lightweight core operating system. The hypervisor can host… Read more

Update: What you won’t see at VMworld 2009

This post is for the readers out there that will be attending VMworld, or have colleagues attending VMworld.   There’s been some speculative statements made in the press and blogs in the past 24 hours, so I want to try to set the record straight: 1.       Microsoft will be exhibiting at VMworld 2009. Can’t wait!… Read more