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Looking Back at Some Key News and Two New Whitepapers
Hello Virtualization Planet followers! I’m back for a quick update on a couple of items from the past month a couple new ones. First, I made what I considered a really important post right before the holidays. The post, Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center...
12 Jan 2010
More Case Studies: Companies in Norway and Switzerland Choose Microsoft Over VMware, Saving Money and Improving Efficiencies
Happy New Year to all my readers. In keeper with the positive tone I’ve been on recently, I wanted to again highlight more case studies about Microsoft Virtualization. We recently published two case studies that exemplify the cost savings, scalability, and flexibility benefits that customers consistently...
7 Jan 2010
Cutting through the FUD: Facts you should know about Hyper-V and System Center
For those who follow this blog, you have noticed that the blog is much more about Microsoft Virtualization and why you should use it and less about what is negative with the competition. While I do write and make comparisons with VMware, my goal is to promote Microsoft Virtualization. Still, when...
19 Dec 2009
Great Technical Resources for Hyper-V: How to get started and find advanced configurations
I wanted to highlight a couple new resources that are available for Hyper-V. The first is an amazing update to the Hyper-V Technical Information and Resources page on TechNet. There is great information for Hyper-V including: Installation Guides Deployment and Performance Guidance Deployment...
10 Dec 2009
Hyper-V R2 Case Study - Podravka
Hello again! I’m back with another Microsoft Virtualization case study. Here is another great real-world example of how much impact Microsoft virtualization can have on your business. This time, it’s Podravka , a Croatian food company competes with global giants like Kraft and Nestlé. Competing in this...
4 Dec 2009
Hyper-V Case Study – PEAB
I’ve been highlighting Microsoft case studies recently because they do such a great job of showcasing tangible benefits from using Microsoft virtualization. Highlighting more real-world examples is something that a lot of you have been asking for when I meet you at shows and meeting. I just saw another...
2 Dec 2009
Updates, SCE 2010, and Virtualization Tours
Well, I’m back after some time off for the holidays and recovering from TechEd EMEA. I wanted to start off the week with a couple of quick notes. I wanted to remind everyone that you can follow me on my Twitter account (@ edwinyuen ) and also on the Because it’s Everybody’s Business blog that I contribute...
1 Dec 2009
TechEd EMEA Day 2
Hello again from Berlin. As many of you probably saw on TV (or in the streets), it was an amazing celebration for the fall of the Berlin Wall. As for TechEd, day 2 has been amazing. I think that the thing everyone I’ve spoken to at the show is how friendly everyone is at the show. TechEd EMEA has always...
10 Nov 2009
Greetings from Berlin
Hello again. Right now, I’m in Berlin for TechEd EMEA 2009, which is really exciting as Monday was the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was also Day 1 of TechEd EMEA. Despite a down economy, it’s a sold out show with over 7,000 people. If you want to follow the show, you can do so...
9 Nov 2009
FPWEB.net Case Study
I’m back with another great case study . This time, it’s Fpweb.net, a Sharepoint hosting provider. Fpweb.net switched from VMware ESX to Microsoft Virtualization, resulting in so many benefits by using Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager that I can’t list them all. But I do...
7 Nov 2009
Microsoft Site Recovery Solution Launch
Hi, I’m Jim Schwartz, Director of Virtualization Solutions at Microsoft and I’m writing as a guest on Edwin’s blog today. Despite tough times, an Enterprise Strategy Group study shows that 31% of businesses surveyed said DR will be their main driver for Virtualization in 2009. This shows a continued...
3 Nov 2009
Lab Validation Report for Hyper-V
We just published a Lab Validation Report for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, which was written by Enterprise Strategy Group. This report goes over the installation and configuration of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and management of those servers with Virtual Machine Manager 2008. More importantly, the...
30 Oct 2009
Virtualization Case Study of Jefferson County Schools
Hello Virt Planet! When I meet with customers and partners about Microsoft Virtualization, I often get asked about similar companies or case studies. We have a great resource of case studies on Microsoft Virtualization but I am going to start highlighting some of the new ones, as they come out. ...
29 Oct 2009
New IBM tools for Microsoft Virtualization
For those who use IBM hardware, there is some great news today. IBM has released the Microsoft Assessment Planning Tool for IBM, which is based on the existing Microsoft Assessment Planning Tool. This tools provides specific guidance on how to consolidate and virtualize workloads on IBM System x and...
22 Sep 2009
VMM2008R2 is RTM!
Great news! Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now RTM and the GA will be available on October 1st. A new feature added post RC is support for vSphere 4. For more information, see this post . If you want to get started now, you can download the 180 day eval right now!
24 Aug 2009
University of Miami chooses Microsoft over VMware
While I was out on vacation, I missed out on a couple of case studies that were published about Microsoft Virtualization. One of the great case studies that came out was for the University of Miami . This is a large university that used VMware and the System Center family of products. They looked at...
24 Aug 2009
World's Largest PKI on Hyper-V
I often get asked for examples of using Hyper-V for large scale applications. Well, the Microsoft Windows Server Custom Engineering announced that is helping build the world largest Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, managed with System Center Virtual Machine Manager...
22 Aug 2009
More on Nissan and Hyper-V
DailyTech has a great article , an interview with Nissan on how they are using Virtualization and why they picked Hyper-V over VMware. There are some great details on their implementation and I think the final quote sums up what we keep saying "For other companies considering virtualization, but unsure...
21 Aug 2009
Microsoft gets it edge back
In July, we held our Worldwide Partner Conference and our COO, Kevin Turner, gave a great speech. This post from ZDNET is really interesting, addressing more than just virtualization but also where Microsoft in several areas.
5 Aug 2009
Microsoft Takes Virtualization Game To Next Level
With our Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) going on this week, there have been some big announcements on Microsoft Virtualization. I’ll probably post some highlights at weeks end but here is a Channel Web article on how some non-Microsoft people see our new offerings. http://www.crn.com/software...
16 Jul 2009
Will VMware become the next Novell?
I know that’s a provocative headline but I didn’t write it. It comes from this blog post http://blogs.gartner.com/david_cappuccio/2009/06/30/just-a-thought-will-vmware-become-the-next-novell/ I think David raises some interesting questions and perspectives but for me, his last paragraph is the...
10 Jul 2009
Nissan chooses Hyper-V for Virtualization
Here is just another example of companies that are choosing Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtualization. It's also a good example of how to plan on VM density and growth. http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/server_virtualization/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218100715&pgno=1&queryText=&isPrev
24 Jun 2009
DABCC Podcast with David Greschler
This is a great listen for those who want to learn a little more about what's next with Microsoft Virtualization! http://www.dabcc.com/media.aspx?id=445
18 Jun 2009
Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 RC Available
In case some of you missed it on Friday, the Release Candidate for Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available for download! http://www.virtualization.info/2009/06/virtual-machine-manager-2008-r2-hits.html
10 Jun 2009
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