Openness@Microsoft

Open dialogue about standards, open source, and interoperability at Microsoft

April, 2012

  • OpenStack + Hyper-V

    Posted by Sandy Gupta
    General Manager, Open Solutions Group

    Two weeks ago the OpenStack community announced the release of Essex. I want to congratulate the community on reaching this key milestone. Microsoft is working with the OpenStack community to restore and enhance the Windows Server Hyper-V support in OpenStack to benefit customers that are planning to use the two together. We have put together a dedicated team at Microsoft focused on working with the community to support this effort.

  • Microsoft Private Cloud: Cross Platform from the Metal Up

    Posted by Kerry Godes
    Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

    For a growing number of businesses, the journey to cloud computing starts with a private cloud implementation. In his keynote today, Microsoft’s Brad Anderson kicked off the Microsoft Management Summit by discussing this trend and how Microsoft’s Private Cloud solution can help customers realize key cloud computing benefits, including increased agility, cost savings, and rapid innovation.

    There was particularly good fodder for customers with mixed IT environments, as Brad described Microsoft’s Private Cloud solution as “cross platform from the metal up”, meaning it’s architected to enable process automation and configuration across platforms and environments...