It takes a lot more than a 16GB flash drive full of management products to deliver a production cloud.
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Microsoft System Center private cloud campaign claims "Ready now." Is it?
The "hosted private clouds" on display at MMS 2012 were based on shared infrastructure, making them public clouds in reality.
According to NIST, hybrid cloud infrastructures enable data and application portability - not typically a point of compatibility between PaaS and IaaS clouds.
Microsoft tipped their hand by announcing a plethora of beta products in 2011, left with little to announce this year at Microsoft Management Summit 2012.
How is a tricked-out bicycle like a System Center 2012 private cloud?
System Center 2012 RTM planned for "2H CY11" -- can you feel the excitement?
Do not believe the hype from Microsoft execs about System Center single pane of glass management. The loosely integrated tools require administrators to use numerous interfaces.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a two-day Microsoft training class on Hyper-V and SCVMM 2008. This was a typical Microsoft course with hands-on labs and was billed as a Technical Deep-Dive – whatever that means. I was particularly interested in PRO Tips, which is consistently mentioned as a key benefit of SCVMM. It [...]
Gartner recently published a report with some interesting details on System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). One of the three key findings: Operations Manager 2007′s value diminishes when managing non-Microsoft IT elements, whether management is provided by Microsoft or a third party. Sort of reminds me of the value of SCVMM-VirtualCenter integration, but that’s another topic.