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Finally back and how to watch the MMS 2010 keynotes live!
Hello Virtualization Planet! I know in my last blog I wrote that I would be posting more but things have gotten very busy for me. As I told a colleague recently, if blogging and tweeting were my only job, it would be a lot easier. :) Still, things are freeing up and I hope to post more going forward...
16 Apr 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
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
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
News: Pricing Comparisons, Red Hat, and More
Hello everyone! It’s been a little bit of time since I last posted but I promise to post more regularly, as soon as I get back from my vacation in Hawaii :). This week, I wanted to cover some new news and some items I tweeted about but didn’t blog. I wrote a new post, Virtualization Reality...
12 Oct 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
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
I’m back on my blog. Sorry but I’ve been out on vacation (Disneyland for three days with a three year old is not the best for rest). :) Coming up at the end of the month, I’ll be at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco. For anyone else going to the show, what sessions are interesting you? Go ahead and leave...
18 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
How can VMware compete in the desktop space?
Recently, Brian Madden made a blog posting about the whole Desktop Virtualization space and the main competitors. While the headline is eye catching, the posting is very well written and even the comments posted are a good read. Definitely food for thought before embarking on a Desktop Virtualization...
22 Jul 2009
Virtualization: Challenging VMware's dominance
Here is an article from Washington Technology that talks about the challenges that VMware faces from competition, not just Microsoft. One interesting line from the article comes from Dave McCrory of Hyper9 that said “"People are looking to have mixed environments," he says. "We want to support them all...
17 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
Limitations with vSphere Fault Tolerance
One of the touted new features of vSphere is the inclusion of a Fault Tolerance (FT) capability. As with many solutions, it's a catch-all solution to having highly available VMs. This blog post just covers some of the limitations around using the FT solution. http://vmjunkie.wordpress.com/2009/06...
18 Jun 2009
Security Considerations with Virtualization
I think this article asks some good questions about how to implement security in Virtualization and whether small code means more security. http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/top-security-concerns-in-virtualization-environment-603
17 Jun 2009
Complaints about vSphere upgrade pricing
This is a follow-up to post that I last made on whether customers should upgrade to vSphere. One of the big things in vSphere is the new Enterprise Plus SKU, which is a cost upgrade for all existing ESX customers. This news posting details the issues surrounding the pricing to upgrade to vSphere. It...
14 Jun 2009
vSphere upgrade gives pause for thought
A lot of customers I've been talking to are really starting to recognize that the upgrade to vSphere is not just a simple version upgrade. It's really something to be evaluated and considered before making the decision. I saw this blog article that gives some good things to consider relative to an upgrade...
12 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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