First time I came to Belgium was for the WS08 launch. That was big….the first in-box hyervisor for Windows Server. Thinking back to those days – MAN a lot has changed….as it does in the world of IT.
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You are the lifeblood of our technologies. You are the ones in the day to day trenches and understand you have a choice in which technologies you implement.
We have some phenomenal speaker and technical talent here….I urge you to make a connection with them….ask the questions you have and make the best use of everyone’s time.
Three things I want to make sure I leave you with in this session and how you think about your learning over the next few days:
Think through the lens of Pub/Priv cloud your next few days…..I hope to leave you with the MS Vision for Pub and Priv clouds Rethink the job you do today. How do you move from a break/fix world of an IT Pro to a cloud architect where infrastructure and applications are aware, resilient, and The resources to help you transition….both in Techdays sessions and beyond
And the end of the day what we are talking about is a classic business problem where product strategy is catching up with sales strategy.
Goal of this slide This pillar represents our differentiated “common” private and public cloud management message, relative to VMware. You should spend a lot of time on this vignette of the customer conversation.
Key Messages to land Microsoft is committed to be with you on your journey to the cloud - on your terms. Microsoft recognizes your “hybrid” reality – we understand you will likely want to invest in physical, virtual, private and public cloud computing models. With System Center, Microsoft offers one common management toolset, which spans across all of the above computing models. We offer you tremendous value with one integrated cloud and datacenter management offer.
Your Cloud System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions empower you to deliver and consume private and public cloud computing on your terms, with common management experiences across your hybrid environments.
Flexibility with delegation and control Construct and manage clouds across multiple customer datacenters, multiple infrastructures (e.g. Microsoft & VMware), and service providers (e.g. Windows Azure). Provide delegated authority and tools to enable self-service flexibility.
Common console across clouds System Center cloud and datacenter management solutions empower your application and service owners with a common self-service experience across private cloud and public cloud computing models. With System Center codename “Concero”, we give you full visibility and control of your private and public cloud applications and services, so you can confidently adopt Windows Azure as your Platform as a Service (PaaS) choice.
Physical, virtual & cloud management System Center has historically been known for physical and virtual management in the datacenter. You can also use your familiar on-premises System Center Operations Manager to monitor your Windows Azure applications (Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack is in RC status now) – thus extending your common management experience to the cloud. With “Concero”, we provide you with a single pane of glass with self-service flexibility and control for your application owners to manage their applications and services across private and public clouds (Windows Azure). We believe “hybrid” environments will be the norm over the next few years. A common management toolset with integrated Physical, Virtual, IaaS & PaaS management will help you optimize ROI.
Presenting the slide builds Click 1 & 2: Shows that cloud computing as a journey. We want to land an evolutionary message. We don’t want to use words like “transition to the cloud” – we should instead, talk about how customers can build on what they have to consume the power of cloud computing on their own terms without losing control. Our audience comprises enterprise IT decisions makers, who by nature aren’t fans of revolutionary change.
Click 3: Shows how the mix of computing models will change over the next few years. To be clear, we only want to land the increasing trend around cloud computing adoption (versus getting into debate about the data behind the distribution model mix).
Click 4: Shows System Center codename “Concero” as a strong proof point to help you consumer the full power of cloud computing “on your terms”.
Click 5: Following up on the above click, we show complete empowerment for the app owner, which is enabled by the controlled delegation we offer to your IT Pro.
Click 6/7/8: Shows how the app owner gets full visibility and control to their apps – be they virtual, private or public (Windows Azure).
Click 9: Reinforce our “single pane of glass” message across private and public.
Key Messages to land FABRIC – Compute, Network, and Storage Microsoft is investing billions of $s building and operating cloud infrastructure at global scale; we’re at the cutting edge of datacenter and network standardization and innovation Microsoft is committed to bring our learning to your datacenters through our products and offerings
Talking Points Now, Microsoft opened its first datacenter in 1989 and since then we've opened lots and lots of datacenters. We've spent billions and billions of dollars on this. This is just a few of the datacenters that we've opened. We have over 200 services that run on the cloud, services like Bing, Communicator, Windows Intune -- there are literally over 200 services that we run on top of all these datacenters. And it's fascinating, as we build each one of these datacenters and as we put the services in there, we learn a little bit, and it's amazing, datacenters that we thought were world-class in terms of the cutting technology a year ago are now obsolete. I'm just going to point out a couple learnings here, and then I'm going to go through some more experiences with it. In our Quincy, Washington, datacenter it's all powered by hydroelectric. Our Chicago datacenter has over 700,000 servers in that single datacenter. In San Antonio, we use all recycled water for the cooling. And one of the fascinating things about Dublin is that we built that, we realized we could use the ambient or outside air for the cooling, so we actually don't even use water for the cooling. So, making a lot of investments in how we actually leverage and do the right things for the environment is just amazing. Now, as we've built out these datacenters and we've built out these services that we deliver, we've always had two fundamental goals in mind. The first one is to deliver world-class services that delight our customer base, and second, to take that learning, permeate that through all of Microsoft, and then use that as the foundation for the software that we deliver to all of you to run in your datacenters.
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$500M Investment 700,000 Square Feet 60 MW Total Critical Power 3,400 Tons of Steel 190 Miles of Conduit 2,400 Tons of Copper 26,000 Cubic Yards of Concrete 7.5 Miles of Chilled Water Piping
Key Points: Several key drivers to cloud adoption Top three: Agility, Focus & Economics These benefits accrue to all types of clouds – private and public – although certain drivers realize greater benefits in one type of cloud over another
Talk Track: What are the top drivers of cloud adoption? After looking at research by industry analysts and studies we've done ourselves, turns out it’s also about agility, focus and economics.
Let’s start with agility, which has several facets. Everything moves more quickly in the cloud – and that’s true of course since cloud computing makes faster delivery of applications to users and customers possible. But, at the same time, cloud also speeds up your ability to respond to changes in business demand and direction. All of the IT infrastructure you need to deliver apps or scale-up to meet demand is essentially ready for you at the “flip of a switch.” So, the next time the marketing department launches a campaign and doesn't tell anybody, your public Website won’t be under water. It's very easy to scale up and down quickly to meet demand. Cloud also makes it easy to deliver agile solutions to your end users… making it possible for your people to work from nearly anywhere, at any time, across devices – securely and efficiently.
On to our second cloud driver, the one we call "focus”… Say normally you commute to the city every day, but your car is in the shop, and you decide to take light rail instead for the rest of the week. Light rail has wi-fi, so you’re able to catch up on work instead of focusing on maneuvering through traffic jams. When cloud computing takes the underlying IT infrastructure off your plate, you no longer have to worry about it. Your IT staff is able to focus on higher-level parts of the stack, managing those applications SLAs, rolling out new applications, adding value rather than running engines.
And finally, there’s economics. This is really about lowering delivery costs and increasing hardware utilization/efficiencies. Cloud pools together resources – hardware, facilities, operations and power – so you can buy broader sets of them on YOUR schedule – at a lower overall cost. As you get more and more servers in your cloud, you gain various economies of scale for both public and private clouds. We're going to talk more about types of cloud environments, but keep in mind that the cost for public cloud computing is less than private cloud for all points relative to economy of scale. That's because of additional utilization that you can get on public cloud. You can get utilization across multiple sectors, across multiple time zones, and so you can drive your utilization up, which fundamentally drives your costs down.
So, agility, focus and economics are key motivating factors for companies to tap into cloud computing , and those benefits accrue to all types of clouds – public, private, etc.
Talk Track: While we’re excited about the improvements the cloud transformation will bring to companies around the world, we recognize there are some real and perceived barriers to cloud adoption.
We've seen research from almost every analyst firm that shows similar results -- with the top three cloud adoption obstacles being in the area of security, compliance and compatibility.
Security and privacy are the highest concern from organizations and that’s consistent worldwide. We also hear more and more about regulatory concerns. As people think about adopting cloud technologies, especially in certain geos, in certain industries, regulatory and compliance has really risen to become a major concern.
And then, of course, there's compatibility, which centers on concerns around particular features or gaps in the cloud platform as an obstacle.
Our product teams have been working in the direction of cloud computing for years, and so we’re very familiar with helping customers through these obstacles as their trusted advisor. Let’s dig into Microsoft’s strategy to cloud computing for businesses.
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Obstacles Source: Companies Building Private Clouds Focus on Infrastructure But Not Operations, Forrester Research, Inc., November 23, 2010. Base: 649 North American and European Enterprise IT executives and technology decision makers. Question: “What are your firm’s concerns, if any, with pay-per-use hosting of virtual servers(also known as cloud computing infrastructure-as-a-service or IaaS)?”
Key Points: We’ve combined years of experience running apps at internet scale with our years of experience in on-premises software to create this broad and deep array of cloud solutions We believe IT will be a hybrid world – a mix of on-premises and off-premises solutions – spanning private clouds (whether in your datacenter or a hosting company’s), public clouds and traditional IT. Our solutions span private and public cloud environments – and our services span productivity, database, business applications, and infrastructure In the world of hybrid cloud environments, a distributed computing fabric that brings things together on behalf of your IT professionals and your developers writing applications – you need commonalties across identity, virtualization, management, and application development Microsoft is uniquely positioned to provide these commonalities
Talk Track: Let’s take a deeper look at how we’re approaching cloud. For Microsoft, our uber vision is to have a continuous cloud service for every person and every business -- kind of harkens back to Bill Gate's vision, a PC on every desktop. That grounds you in how broad we’re thinking about the importance of the cloud.
We want to cloud optimize every business – so EVERY business can employ cloud technologies in their own way -- at their own pace. To do this, we’re really taking all of the years of experience we have at running applications at Internet scale, which started with MSN in 1995 all the way to BING and Hotmail today, and combining that with our expertise in on-premises software.
We're pouring all of this into three cloud environments that run several distinct categories of services.
What are those cloud environments? (1) private cloud – where businesses control their environment by using cloud-enabled on-premises products (2) public cloud – where we manage the platform for you; and… (3) a mix of the two – or what we call hybrid cloud environments or hybrid IT.
We’re anchoring the private cloud environment with a cloud-optimized operating system and management solution, Windows Server and System Center, which manages everything from infrastructure to applications to clouds – private and public -- making it possible for you to manage hybrid cloud environments.
By the same concept, Microsoft’s public cloud offerings are anchored by Windows Azure, which is a comprehensive IT platform across both compute, storage, network capabilities and higher-level services like relational databases.
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Whether it's public or private, our services across both fall into a few categories: (1) Productivity -- with Lync Server, Exchange Server and SharePoint Server on the private, and Office 365. (2) Database -- with SQL Server private cloud enabled, and SQL Azure in the public cloud space (3) Business Applications -- with Microsoft Dynamics enabled on the private cloud, and Dynamics CRM Online available through our public cloud. (4) And last – Infrastructure -- there's Windows Intune providing desktop management & security running on the cloud, and the Windows Azure platform.
But, it's not just the fact that we have this deep and broad set of services and platform capabilities across public and private, it's the commonalities between the two that provide the real magic and uniqueness in Microsoft’s business cloud strategy.
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Delivering Best-in-class Hybrid clouds… I mentioned hybrid environments before. We believe all companies are going to have multiple cloud environments private, public cloud, service providers… welcome to the world of hybrid IT – a place businesses are going to call home for a long time to come.
In this hybrid world, you absolutely need a distributed computing fabric that brings things together on behalf of your IT professionals and your developers writing applications.
These commonalities of identity, virtualization, management, and application development are what makes Microsoft's platform very unique.
Common Identity – The majority of our enterprise customers use Active Directory (AD) to manage their identity infrastructure. Through federation, you can also extend AD to offer consistent/secure SSO experiences for applications spanning across private and public clouds. Coca Cola Enterprises set up an Office 365 solution with single sign on for their employees and business partners using a combination of on-premises and public cloud based components. (http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000004584) Common Virtualization – through capabilities like the Windows Azure VM role, we help you deliver application portability across private and public clouds. Common Management – Through System Center 2012, which we’ll cover later, we offer full visibility and control for IT professionals across private and public clouds environments. At the same time, we continue to empower your application owners with self-service to make sure they can deliver agile app experiences to their businesses. Common Development – The developer experience from Microsoft on the Windows Platform is unparalleled. The .NET framework allows developers to use the same set of skills to rapidly build great applications for the client, phone, browser, server and the cloud. Manage the entire application lifecycle with Visual Studio. Use the most popular languages for development so you don’t have to retrain your developer staff on a new paradigm.
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This entire picture is one of the biggest advantages Microsoft offers our customers. To summarize, our private and public cloud technologies easily work with each other – creating synergies for a hybrid cloud environment. From the best experience with the most-used apps, to higher-level services for public cloud, to providing better TCO on private cloud than our competitor like VMware, Microsoft is committed to delivering the best-in-class hybrid cloud solutions to its customers. I’ll go deeper on all of this as we continue our conversation.
Here are the key differentiators of cloud computing (this is what distinguishes it from a “highly virtualized” environment): • Pooled Resources In a private cloud, your core resources – compute, storage, and networking – are transformed into a pool. This enables dynamic provisioning of applications and resources. • Self-Service Once resources are pooled, you can deliver applications and resources as services. Your customers can request, configure, and manage IT services as they like through an interactive portal that allows for automated provisioning. • Elastic Because resources are pooled, they can quickly be expanded or contracted through automation or workflow. This means your environment and resources can scale up or down almost instantly to meet business requirements. • Usage Based With resources as services, usage can be metered so that you and your customers pay for only for the resources that actually get consumed. Private Cloud adds additional control and customization. Put simply: Private Cloud is cloud computing, dedicated to you.
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Service Model: Who wants it, Who Approves it, Who Pays for it, How its deployed
Talking Points If we think about the two personas we just discussed, let’s discuss the capabilities required to deliver IT as a service using a hybrid computing model. <click> First, you need a “simple” self-service experience to enable your application owners to specify their requirements. For example, let’s suppose they want to provision a SharePoint service with the following specs: 3 tier .NET architecture Has a set of configuration and deployment parameters to conform with (e.g. perf thresholds, scale out rules, update domains) Needs 99.95% availability SLA Adheres to compliance/security controls around SOX/HIPAA Need on-demand reporting on key availability metrics that track against SLA <click> Next, you need a way to understand the topology and architecture of the application service in question. An application deployed in on an abstracted, or cloud computing model is called a “service”. This would necessitate a “service model” that accurately binds the application’s architecture to the underlying resources where it will be hosted. The “service model” would be comprised of: Service definition information, deployed as “roles”. Roles are like DLLs, i.e. a collection of code with an entry point that runs in its own virtual machine Front end: e.g. load-balanced stateless web servers Middle worker tier: e.g. order processing, encoding Backend storage: e.g. SQL tables or files Service Configuration information Update domains Availability domains Scale out rules <click> You will need a set of process automation capabilities to break down this application provisioning request into the enterprise change requests that need to be implemented. This could include setting up the underlying infra and then a set of app configuration/release requests that need to be tracked (and ideally implemented with orchestrated automation) <click> Next you need a set of provisioning tools that actually configure and deploy the infra and application layers. <click> the underlying datacenter resources could be physical, virtual, private or public cloud as per the requirements dictated by the application’s service model <click> once the underlying infrastructure and application service are deployed, they would immediately need to be “discovered” and monitored for reporting and health tracking <click> There you see how the System Center 2012 components offer these life cycle management capabilities in combination to help you deliver hybrid IT as a Service as per your organization’s requirements: App Controller would offer that self-service experience that allows your application owners manage their apps across private and public environments. Service Manager offers the standardized self-service catalog that defines “templates” for your applications and infrastructure. App Controller, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager and Operations Manager work together to maintain the service model through the application service life cycle Orchestrator and Service Manager offer orchestrated automation for the process workflows required to drive your provisioning and monitoring tools Virtual Machine Manager and Configuration manager can provision physical, virtual and cloud environments Operations Manager (AVIcode capabilities will be built into Operations Manager) monitors your application services end to end and offers deep app insight to help you deliver predictable SLA Your datacenter resources could be deployed anywhere from physical boxes to virtual to private to public with Windows Server/ Hyper-V and Windows Azure However, to get to this agile self-service end-state, you will have to start with abstracting your infrastructure and allocating it appropriately so that your business units can deploy and manage their applications on top.
Transition: So, how does System Center 2012 get you to this point where you can deliver IT as a Service? Talking points: If we think about all the processes involved in delivering IT as a service, they can really be categorized into three buckets: Application Management: Deploying and operating your business applications Service Delivery & Automation: Standardizing and automating service and resource provisioning, managing change and access controls, etc. Infrastructure management: Deploying and operating all the underlying infrastructure on which your business applications and services run.
Now let’s talk about the private cloud – the cloud computing model that we expect most enterprise customers will seriously adopt first. Different vendors have different ideas of what private cloud is, but only Microsoft offers a private cloud that delivers real value today AND positions a business to take advantage of greater public cloud benefits in the future. The Microsoft Private Cloud is a unique and comprehensive offering, built on four key “pillars”: All About the App Cross-Platform From the Metal Up Foundation For the Future Cloud on Your Terms Let’s look at each of these pillars in depth.
With the Microsoft Private Cloud, you can: Optimize the application lifecycle with service templates and self service Improve availability and performance with deep application monitoring and diagnosis Remediate application issues faster and improve SLAs The Microsoft Private Cloud lets you deliver applications as a service. You can deploy both new and legacy applications on a self-service basis, and manage them across private cloud and public cloud environments. You can even virtualize server applications to simplify deployment and upgrading. And with a new way to see what’s happening inside the performance of your applications, you can remediate issues faster – before they become show-stoppers. The result is better SLA’s, better customer satisfaction, and a new level of agility across the board.
Case Study Summary: The National Bank of Kuwait uses private cloud infrastructure to achieve 40% cost savings: After decades of using mainframe technology, the bank wanted a scalable infrastructure that the IT department could rely on to deliver services to employees and customers. By implementing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V in addition to the Microsoft System Center family of products, they developed a private cloud infrastructure through which they virtualized 75% of a portion of their infrastructure, gaining improved agility and a greater ability to respond to business needs. (See http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Windows-Server-2008-R2-Enterprise/National-Bank-of-Kuwait/National-Bank-of-Kuwait-Virtualizes-75-Percent-of-Servers-for-40-Percent-Cost-Savings/4000010926)
With the Microsoft Private Cloud, you can: Manage multiple hypervisors (MS, VMware, & Citrix) Run and monitor multiple operating systems Drive process automation and configuration across platforms and toolsets Develop applications using multiple application toolsets
The Microsoft Private Cloud lets you keep what you’ve got and make the move now to a new kind of agility. That’s because it’s architected from the raw metal up to enable process automation and configuration across platforms and environments. You can manage multiple hypervisors, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft offerings. You can run and monitor all major operating systems. And you can develop new applications using multiple toolsets.
Because the Microsoft Private Cloud provides comprehensive management of heterogeneous IT environments, you can put your business’s needs ahead of the needs of any particular technology or vendor.
Case Study Summary: The City of Milwaukee wanted better, less expensive way to manage a growing IT infrastructure. They tried virtualizing servers on VMware. But they found VMware tough to manage and expensive to license. So they adopted a Microsoft virtualization solution that includes the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1 and Hyper-V virtualization technology, Microsoft System Center management products, and the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Standard Suite. Now, the city’s IT staff is 50 percent more productive, enabling it to handle a growing infrastructure without additional staff. Licensing costs are less, and the servers operate better (See
Key Points: Cross-platform monitoring (e.g. RHEL, Sun Solaris, AIX etc.) & broad set of MPs – exists today with OM Java app server monitoring and MP framework for Java apps (OM 2012) Integrated management of multiple management toolsets (Opalis/Orchestrator) Multi-hypervisor management (VMM today supports ESX and this capability getting better in VMM 2012 with expanded VMware/Citrix support) Cross-platform configuration (Linux/Unix with SCCM – coming after 2012 releases – but will be good to call this out- public at MMS)
Talk Track: When we say we are Cross Platform from the Metal Up. We mean that we are open and provide our customers choice.
This starts with Hyper-V Fast Track. Hyper-V Fast Track is reference architecture that we have built using all of the key vendors including hardware and software from partners, which for you means accelerated time to market.
In the past we have supported multiple different hyper-visors (for e.g. ESX) and with the System Center 2012 we will be adding Citrix and supporting all of the big three. This means you can build a private cloud across anyone of these hyper-visors, picking the best one for your workload and run it in a Microsoft environment.
With the O/S layer we support 90% of the install base of x86 machines out there and by support we mean that we have support agreements in place. System Center Operations Manager 2012 offers cross platform monitoring across, multiple Unix, AIX and Linux distributions, Sun Solaris. 3rd party - We know that you have made existing investments in your datacenter, and we can integrate and extend upon existing systems. Orchestrator 2012 offers 26 integration packs out of box to interoperate with toolsets from HP, BMC, CA, EMC and VMware. A significant number of integration packs are being refreshed for this release. Orchestrator 2012 offers an easy to extend automation platform by enabling you to build custom integration packs with Quick Integration Kits. This is carried over from Opalis (in-market version of this component). To enable interoperability with third party solutions, Orchestrator 2012 supports widely accepted standards like ODATA web services and also provides enhanced PowerShell support. App Framework – Windows Server is the largest deployed application platform across all of the development frameworks – not just .NET. And what we show here in terms of support nearly represents all app deployments
The benefits of this cross platform approach is that you can use what you have, we know that you have been very successful with your server consolidation – so we built this approach so you can leverage your investment, start with where you are today and use it as you move forward into the private cloud. Then as you continue to grow work within a heterogeneous environment, selecting what is best for your business as you expand.
With the Microsoft Private Cloud, you can: Deliver best in class performance for your key Microsoft workloads Leverage the economics of the private cloud without the limitations of per-VM licensing Fully integrate management systems, from hardware resources to application services
For more than 15 years, Microsoft has operated some of the world’s biggest and most advanced datacenters, and we’ve driven the evolution of major Internet services such as Windows Live, Hotmail, and Bing. Our experience is unmatched in the industry, and we’ve taken all that we’ve learned and put it into the DNA of our products. Microsoft workloads (including SharePoint, Exchange, and SQL Server) work best on the Microsoft Private Cloud. But the story is much bigger than that. We’ve architected our platform and our management approach to be comprehensive and deeply integrated, spanning private and public cloud scenarios. Our goal is to take our customers beyond virtualization – and unnecessary per-VM licensing – and proceed with confidence in building a secure and manageable private cloud that delivers great performance and compelling economics.
Case Study Summary: Voith IT Solutions provides global IT services for its parent company, Voith, from headquarters in Heidenheim, Germany, and locations throughout Asia. In November 2009, they implemented Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and by March 2011 had virtualized 75 percent of their server infrastructure—185 hosts and 1,196 virtual machines. Their virtualized infrastructure costs 40 percent less than an all-physical infrastructure, and they expect savings to grow as they continues to virtualize more workloads. They also saw great performance and availability for MS workloads, including SQL. (See http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000003608)
Key Points: The workloads that matter most run best on Hyper-V / Microsoft workloads run best on Hyper-V Talk Track: Hyper-V R2 SP1 is a significant step forward and is as good or better than our competitors hypervisor. ESG, a third party analyst group, tested our key workloads – Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint on SP1 and here’s what they found: SharePoint: A single server running 5 VMs supported more than 450,000 concurrent SharePoint users SQL Server: A single server running four VMs supported up to 80,000 OLTP customer requests Exchange: A single server running 4 VMs supported 20,000 mailboxes
When compared to the results VMware publishes on their website, our results were as good and in most cases better. So we can confidently tell customers – if you want best-in-class virtualization performance for Microsoft workloads, do it on Hyper-V. The workloads that matter most run best on Hyper-V.
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Gartner has just published the 2011 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure and Microsoft is now listed as a LEADER! As I’m sure you know the Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of how different vendors stack up in a marketplace – and this latest report clearly shows that Microsoft measures up well to the competition for completeness of vision and ability to execute Microsoft and Citrix have joined VMware in the Leaders Quadrant by increasing vision and execution respectively Coming on the heels of InfoWorld’s Virtualization Shootout and a Microsoft-commissioned lab test by Enterprise Strategy Group, the Magic Quadrant rounds out a trifecta of independent recognition for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V’s readiness in the enterprise
With the Microsoft Private Cloud, you can: Use common management, identity, virtualization, and development tools that span private and public clouds Construct and manage clouds across multiple datacenters, multiple infrastructures, and service providers Provide delegated authority and tools to enable self-service across environments Retain control across your private and public clouds for compliance and security
With Microsoft, you have the freedom to choose. Because Microsoft solutions share a common set of management, identity, virtualization, and development technologies, you can distribute IT across physical, virtual, and cloud computing models. Our solutions are built to give you the power to construct and manage clouds across multiple datacenters, infrastructures, and service providers – on terms that you control. That means you can keep a handle on compliance, security, and costs. And you can let your business needs drive your IT strategy, instead of having IT limit your options.
Case Study Summary: IT provider Fujitsu Spain wanted to deliver Exchange Server 2010 as a private cloud service to customers. They planned to build a virtualized IT environment on which to provide the offering, and considered proposals from Microsoft and VMware. They chose the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit to support the cloud service and now customers are quickly adopting the solution, giving Fujitsu Spain a competitive edge in the market. One key benefit is that customers can now choose a pure cloud-based system or a hybrid solution that includes some on-premises hardware to meet their specific requirements. (See http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000010871)
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