In honor of Cloud Connect 2011 taking place this week, Microsoft’s David Greschler considers the cloud readiness continuum in a guest post on VMblog, using examples of Microsoft virtualization customers to illustrate when and how to dive in: “Customers I’ve talked to see the potential of the cloud – agility, scale, automation, new development, cost-savings – but are not always certain their existing IT infrastructures are ready for that plunge. Forget diving in; some customers aren’t sure they even have the right swimsuit.”

Read more from David at VMblog here: http://vmblog.com/archive/2011/03/08/virtualization-diving-into-cloud-computing.aspx