VMware or Microsoft?–How robust is your availability?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmDisclaimer: facts and figures in this article are based on the state of the technology as it exists at the date of its publication.  Our article today in our “VMware or Microsoft?” series is about availability.  When I say “availability”, I mean “high availability”.  And when I say “robust high availability”, I mean a solution … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–How robust is your availability?

VMware or Microsoft?–VDI: A Look at Supportability and More!

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm“A little bit of history first.  Virtual Desktop computing has been slowly etching its way into more IT plans year over year.  The advantages can be enormous when isolating the end user into a virtual desktop that looks and acts like their regular everyday PC.  Of course the ROI has been quite difficult to manage … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–VDI: A Look at Supportability and More!

TechNet Radio: (Part 3) What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Business Applications

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmBrad Anderson and I wrap up our 3 part What's New in 2012 R2 series.  In today's episode we discuss how you can better enable modern business applications in your IT environment with the Windows Azure Pack.  Tune in as we go in detail about how IT Pros will be able to impact their organization's … Continue reading TechNet Radio: (Part 3) What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Business Applications

VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmWhat’s on your shopping list for your datacenter?  What do you need to run the business you’re supporting?  What capabilities do you wish you had?  Is your goal to provide a dynamic, scalable, cost-efficient “software driven datacenter”?  The list of what we want to provide can get long and complex.  Even if we simply the … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–Shopping for Private Clouds

Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmComing to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning (otherwise known as “IT Camps”) from now through mid-October. Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros You CAN … Continue reading Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

UPDATE: The FULL list of our events for September and October is now live.  Go to THIS BLOG POST instead. -Kevin http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmComing to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning; otherwise known as “IT … Continue reading Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

VMware or Microsoft?–Auto-Balance your Workloads

Automated server workload balancing for heterogeneous private clouds. “Wow.  That’s a mouthful.” And it’s also a pretty useful set of functionality. Consider VMware’s Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Distributed Power Management (DPM).  Those capabilities (available with the vSphere Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions) provide the ability to automatically move live workloads (VMs) around and among … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–Auto-Balance your Workloads

VMware or Microsoft?–The Naked Server

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm“Heh heh… You said naked.”Yep.  But when I say “naked servers”, I mean bare-metal servers.  “So.. was that just a trick to get more people to read this article?”Yes. “Okay.  Proceed...”And by bare-metal servers, I mean.. a server that has no operating system installed.  It’s racked-and-stacked and plugged into power and network, but isn’t otherwise … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–The Naked Server

VMware or Microsoft? – A Memo to IT Leadership

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmSometimes we get lost in the details.  I confess that am guilty of this myself sometimes.  We who are the technical folks tend to focus on the features and implementation because we think we already understand the bigger picture.  But sometimes it’s good to take a step back and remind ourselves what it’s all about.  … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft? – A Memo to IT Leadership