Last week we announced the Microsoft Path to the Private Cloud” contest and rules.  This morning we’re officially kicking off the contest with the first question in the series for the day.

A reminder on how the contest works is that we’ll be posting three (3) questions related to Microsoft’s virtualization, system management and private cloud offerings today, one per hour from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST.  You’ll be able to find the answers on the Microsoft.com sites.  Once you have the answers to all three questions, you send us single Twitter message (direct tweet) with all three answers to the @MSServerCloud Twitter handle.  The person that sends us the first Twitter message with all three correct answers in it will win an Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Game Console bundle for the day.  We’ll repeat the contest on Wednesday (8/31) as well starting at 9:00 a.m. for another chance for a new winner.

The first question for today is:

Question:
Provide the name of the 3 vendors whose hypervisors System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 manages.

Let the contest begin!!  Remember to gather all three answers before you direct tweet us the message. Be sure to check back here at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. PST as well for the next two questions.