Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: Rumor Mill: Dispelling the "Microsoft Virtualization is not Ready for 'Prime Time'" Myth...

    Greetings! Chris Steffen here again from Kroll Factual Data. I want to share some thoughts on what I have heard about Microsoft virtualization in the enterprise data center. I will also be the first to admit that I am not the average user of Microsoft’s virtualization technologies and that I probably...
  • Blog Post: VMworld Europe 2008 - will cost be a factor?

    We'll be a gold sponsor at VMworld Europe next week. I'm part of the crew headed to Cannes (along with Jeff Woolsey and Mike Neil and others) to meet with customers, partners, bloggers. We'll demo Hyper-V beta, SCVMM 2007, Terminal Services (Windows Server 2008 has RTM'd after all) and SoftGrid app virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Installing Virtual Server R2 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 Beta 3

    Virtualization Nation, If you’re trying to run Virtual Server R2 SP1 on Window Server 2008 Beta 3, it does work. However, there are three steps for success. You need to: Add the IIS role with the correct settings for Virtual Server. Install Virtual Server R2 SP1. Run IE elevated as an...
  • Blog Post: MS Hyper-V Server: in 30 days for $0

    The show begins in 10 hours, but the news it out: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a new hypervisor-based server virtualization product (like ESXi), will be released within 30 days and be available at no cost via the Web Microsoft will demonstrate live migration feature of Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 beta has arrived

    Hi - this is Hector Linares, I am a Program Manager on the team that built System Center Virtual Machine Manager. I'm happy to report that we released the feature complete public beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (formerly known as vNext) today! We've heard a lot of great feedback...
  • Blog Post: The Virtualization platform vs. the Operating System

    Day 1 at VMworld was mostly about Labs and content which builds up to the main event starting with the keynote on Tuesday morning. Looking forward to today. In the meanwhile I have been hearing about a concept being put forth that the virtualization platform is it and the OS is but relegated to the...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server or Virtual PC?

    In my first couple of blogs, I wanted to remind everyone of the recent release of Virtual PC 2007 and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. I received feedback asking about some of the differences between the two and compatibility of virtual machines between the two. So, here are the answers… Q: I’m interested...
  • Blog Post: IDC updates server virtualization market numbers: “Virtualize first” is here

    The other day the folks at IDC published their worldwide quarterly server virtualization tracker report . You can see the news release here . Some of the main takeaways are: · 18% of all new servers shipped in Q4’09 were virtualized, up 3% year over year · Sales of virtualized servers declined...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization and Virtual PC 2007

    Greetings! I’m Jeff Woolsey, a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft focused on Microsoft Virtualization. I’ve worked on virtualization technology for over ten years such as Virtual PC for Mac, Virtual PC for Windows and Virtual Server. These days I spend most of my time on Virtual Server and our new...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1

    In my last post, I reminded everyone about our very successful Virtual PC 2007 release and for this post, I wanted to alert you to the recent release of Virtual Server R2 SP1. While there’s a lot of attention right now on Windows Server Virtualization, let’s not forget that we have a free, solid, production...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization: Big Opportunities

    Hello, I’m Larry Orecklin, general manager at Microsoft focused on the System Center family of management products and Virtualization. If you picked up a newspaper in the last few weeks, you are more than likely aware that the virtualization industry is moving into the limelight. And while the market...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Why Microsoft and Hyper-V for HostBasket

    Hi, my name is Bert Van Pottelberghe, business unit manager at Hostbasket , which is the leading hosting company and SaaS-provider in Belgium with over 30,000 SMB customers. In a recent survey of our datacenter with over 1,000 servers, we saw that the average CPU-usage was only 12%. On the other hand...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualization Security Discussion at Black Hat

    Greetings! An important heads up about Black Hat next week in Las Vegas. For those of you who don’t know what Black Hat is, Black Hat bills itself as a security convention that puts you face to face with people on the cutting edge of network security. Microsoft is an active sponsor in this event and...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Huge Announcements!

    Hi - this is Chris Stirrat and I run the team that built System Center Virtual Machine Manager (also known as SCVMM or “Carmine”). I very excited to share a couple of HUGE announcements with everyone around virtualization and SCVMM. First - I am extremely proud to announce that after 2 short (OK ...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server Maximums...

    Virtualization Nation, In my last blog, I discussed the fact that with Virtual Server R2 SP1 we increased the amount of physical memory that Virtual Server can address from 64 GB to 256 GB. I saw that this prompted questions about other maximums for storage, networking, etc, so I thought I’d provide...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server R2 SP1 can run up to 512 virtual machines...

    Virtualization Nation, In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned the fact that Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 now supports up to 256 GB of memory and can run 512 virtual machines simultaneously. I received some feedback asking me to compare this against Virtual Server 2005 R2, so let me do that… Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the availability of the updated Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization and System Center

    Microsoft has a comprehensive portfolio of technologies when it comes to Virtualization ranging from Presentation Virtualization with Remote Desktop Services to Server Virtualization using Hyper-V with many more in between as below. · Server Hardware Virtualization . Also known as a hypervisor, Server...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Going Live with Hyper-V for myhosting.com

    Hi, my name is Stephen Nichols, VP of sales and marketing for SoftCom Technology Consulting, which is the company behind myhosting.com , a leading global provider of affordable web, email and application hosting. We have been actively engaged with Microsoft technologies since we began in the h osting...
  • Blog Post: Achtung! 3,500 BMW dealerships going virtual

    Continuing with yesterday's theme... on the first day of "Virt-Mas" my true love brought to me - 3,500 BMW dealerships that will be deploying Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V later this year. Before sharing BMW's story, I first wanted to say "thanks" to Mark and Dugie for their comments to me today. And...
  • Blog Post: Big news: Microsoft and HP team up to move IT forward

    This morning Microsoft and HP announced a three-year, $250 million agreement to jointly deliver a new infrastructure-to-application model, advance cloud computing and generally reduce the costs and complexities of IT. The press release, executive videos and other information about the agreement...
  • Blog Post: Kroll Factual Data: 85% virtualized, 30:1 VM density

    You may have never heard of Kroll Factual Data. But ever since personal credit became harder to acquire, lenders held tighter to their money, and interest rates went up/down like a roller coaster, Kroll has been on a wild ride of their own. In short, Kroll Factual Data offers business information to...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: IU Hoosier virtualizes 75% of workloads - saving time and money with System Center, PowerShell, and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

    Hi, I’m Janssen Jones, and I’m the Associate Director of Auxiliary IT Infrastructure at Indiana University. Since April, my team has been evaluating the beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM) as part of the SCVMM Technology Adoption Program, and in the past six months, we’ve made...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 RTMs and what I’m hearing from customers and partners about Microsoft’s virtualization solutions

    I’m Zane Adam, sr. director of virtualization strategy here in Redmond at Microsoft. I’m writing today to announce the exciting news that we’ve released to manufacturing (RTM’d) System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and to talk a bit about its critical role in the broad set of virtualization offerings...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Virtual Eggs in One Virtualization Basket?

    Hi, my name is Dave Demlow and I am the Chief Technology Officer at Double-Take Software. Double-Take Software has been a leading provider of data replication and failover technologies for Microsoft Windows Server and applications going all the way back to Windows NT 3.51. So like many of you, we...