- January 31, 2011
Despite new features for Hyper-V R2 SP1, the two vendors still take very different approaches to memory management for virtualization.
- January 25, 2011
UPDATE! 2/02/2011 ZDNet UK just posted some screenshots from the SCVMM 2012 demos last week, for anyone interested in a few visuals of the interface in action. ORIGINAL POST 1/25/2011 Those who ...
- January 25, 2011
First service packs are coming for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With them comes pressure for enterprises to start their migrations.
- January 11, 2011
Microsoft seeks new blood to deliver on the long-term strategy of making Azure a force in the cloud market and an extension of Windows Server.
- January 07, 2011
Is 5:00 p.m. on a Friday too late for a little Hyper-V-centric news? Nah. Microsoft’s Michael Kleef just posted a short update on his personal TechNet blog about a new discovery involving Hyper-V ...
Sponsored by SimpliVity - Recently, SimpliVity released its reference architecture (RA) for VDI. The RA includes an amazing benchmark for the number of VDI users that can be hosted on each OmniCube node. The benchmark results show acceptable desktop performance with significantly more users per node compared to other results. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - “Never run out of disk space” became the storage administrator’s prime directive because of the big difference between storage and the rest of an organization’s IT infrastructure. When the network guys slightly underestimate the bandwidth they’ll need to provide, the network gets congested and applications slow down. Similarly, if the server crew ends up running a few too many VMs on too few hosts, the VMs run slower. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - When a host server fails to deliver a sufficient level of IOPS, the solution is often to invest in solid-state storage. As many organizations have discovered, however, solid-state storage is a costly solution that may only temporarily correct the problem. Like any other storage technology, there is a limit to the number of IOPS that solid-state storage can deliver, and it is often only a matter of time before this limit is reached and the performance problems return. See More
Sponsored by HPE - The key to a data-driven enterprise is to have access to all the relevant data across the entire organization. This isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Legacy data warehousing and point analytics tools may not be capable of managing the vast and ever-growing mountains of data collected by a modern business. See More
- January 05, 2011
While both vendors work to market the benefits of one platform over the other, many organizations find themselves choosing the best of both worlds.
- December 22, 2010
UPDATE! 01/04/2011 My colleague Bridget Botelho just posted a much more detailed follow-up to this story with insight from IT professionals and analysis of Microsoft's past investments in the ...
- December 15, 2010
Microsoft released to manufacturing the final build for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard this week, the latest version of the company’s server OS for small- and medium-sized ...
- December 10, 2010
“Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V is Microsoft’s answer to VMware’s memory overcommit technology for ESX. “ “Dynamic Memory is in fact not the same as memory overcommit, and now that you mention it, ...
- December 10, 2010
Think Hyper-V Dynamic Memory is Microsoft’s answer to VMware's memory overcommit? Not so fast. Mike Laverick writes that it actually has more in common with Xen than ESX.
- November 18, 2010
Reaction to news this week that Microsoft has put the kibosh on Internet Explorer virtualization was … well … let’s say colorful. The issue is centered on Spoon.net, a company/website that (by way ...
- November 17, 2010
Even with the easy bake Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud package for private cloud servers, Windows managers want more time to watch the cloud story unfold.
- November 09, 2010
It sounds like Microsoft has found another mountain to climb, and this one makes “Kilimanjaro” look … well, slightly closer to sea level. The company announced the next version of SQL Server at ...
- November 08, 2010
With Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, Microsoft aims to make client security one with systems management, and those running SCCM 2007 should see the biggest lift.
- November 05, 2010
Windows pros want a single scripting language that works across all platforms. But despite some early open source efforts, Microsoft has refocused on PowerShell.