Windows Server and System Center are the Best Blenders for Your Data Center!

However it happened, all sorts of different hardware, operating systems, applications, and tools have made their homes in our data centers.  Some platforms, tools, and procedures were mandated as part of the adoption of a critical business system.  Often these systems are selected outside IT standards to meet a specific need and not all of…

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New Independent Virtualization Conferences Starting to Make their Mark

With more companies moving towards a virtualized datacenter and thinking about how to gain efficiencies through integrated management, there’s strong interest for good information on how to achieve these results. There are a few “industry” events that cater to virtualization, but the most popular ones are not always the most vendor-neutral. As a result, independent…


Optimize Deployment of Your Desktop Environment

Are you looking to deploy Windows more effectively and efficiently, but not sure how?  You most likely have several questions: How do I plan? What hardware do I need? What about compatibility? How do I handle migration? How do I create standards? Is there any guidance? Chances are if you ever deployed applications or operating…

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Windows Server Top 5 Benefits for Today’s Workforce

I’ve pubbed often on the feature benefits of Windows Server 2008 R2. But geek talk aside, what are the other benefits that the Windows Server platform provides to businesses? Some think time brings out my Top 5 reasons listed below. 1.     A pervasive and open server platform. Currently, of the Fortune Top 100 Companies in…

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Because It’s Everybody’s Business is Just That – For EVERYBODY

Our Customers want to see the best benefit for their IT dollars. Whether they are a large organization with thousands of servers, or a small home based business with just a few, they need to be agile in responding to their business needs, which means they need the flexibility virtualization provides. But, as Tom Bittman,…


Virtualization on a Shoestring

Server virtualization promises huge costs savings through consolidating underutilized physical servers to fewer systems. Microsoft, VMware, and other virtualization vendors provide tools and guidance on how to virtualize existing systems. In fact, just today, ReadWriteWeb ran an article on the subject entitled “Getting Started With Virtualization: What You Can Do On a Shoestring” The post,…

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HP and Microsoft Expand Partnership: Virtualization

This is an exciting time to be in the IT industry. When you see two companies working together for the common good of their customers, it is very exciting. Today, Microsoft and HP announced an extension to their 25 year Frontline partnership. This is an agreement to invest $250 million over the next three years…


Datacenter Virtualization in Windows Server 2008: Year in Review

Wow! I can’t believe 2009 is almost over. It has been a tremendous year, and Virtualization has come a long way in just a year. With the mid-year RTM of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, we have seen a great step forward in Virtualization capabilities. Hyper-V had been making some strong inroads with…


2009: A Big Year for Windows Server

You might say it’s been a big year for the Windows Server platform. Certainly the launch of Windows Server 2008 R2 is a major step, but that step has a little more spring in it than most people realize. Windows 2000 Server’s march towards end of life actually brings this into sharp relief: Overall, I’d…

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