Virtualization and a Virtual Introduction

I just wanted to
say hello. My name is Kenon Owens, and I am a Product Marketing Manager here at
Microsoft specializing in our Integrated Virtualization Message. Over the
coming weeks, you are going to see some posts from me about our virtualization
capabilities and our vision for Integrated Virtualization, but before you do, l
would like to introduce myself and give you a little of my background.

I have been working
with Virtualization for the last ten years where I started as the first
technical support employee for a small startup virtualization company. Over the
years, virtualization has grown from something that people didn’t think they
needed to something that has transformed IT.

Virtualization is the
most disruptive technology I have seen in IT. To take an entire datacenter and
consolidate it down to just a couple of racks is simply amazing.  But,
virtualization is much more than consolidation it is a transformation of
processes and procedures which will allow any IT organization to become more
mature and SAVE MONEY. 

That is enough of
my preaching. Let me tell you a little more about myself. I came over to
Microsoft a little over 6 months ago, and the whirlwind began. One of the
reasons I came to Microsoft is that I could tell they were seeing the
importance of virtualization. Your datacenter isn’t just a collection of
servers. It is a way for an organization to ensure that their applications get
the resources they need when they need them. To do that, you need to have a
really robust and stable platform, which Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
provides. To really transform your datacenter, however, into a Dynamic Pool of
resources that can quickly adapt to the dynamic and changing requirements of your
applications, you need to have good management. With the System Center Suite of
Tools, Microsoft has a tremendous platform for managing your applications
through the virtualization layer as well as managing the physical systems. This
is what gets me excited and why I love it here.

If I am not working
on virtualization, I am either out playing baseball, or helping my kids with
their homework. I enjoy making things with my kids, and working on special
projects with my kids.

I am excited to be
a part of this project, and I hope that we can have some good dialogs on this



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