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The Microsoft Virtual Academy team would like to announce the release of the Microsoft Virtualization for the VMware Professional – Management course. Management has become a critical piece of maintaining a virtualized datacenter or Private Cloud by providing increased scale, faster deployments and integrated automation to reduce the total cost of IT ownership. This course […]


The Microsoft Virtual Academy team would like to announce the release of the Microsoft Virtualization for the VMware Professional–The Platform course. Virtualization is a key component of any modern datacenter, offering such advantages as easier deployment, resource pooling, server consolidation, application compatibility, high-availability, reduced costs and centralized management. This first course, in a series of […]


In this post I’ll carry on from part 1 and cover the configuration side of the System Center products to deliver Private Cloud type functionality. Where should you be after Part 1? So a quick recap from part 1, you should have Windows Server 2008 R2 installed, with the additional Roles and Features etc. installed. […]


Predicting resource requirements for a new business application, especially one that is customer-facing is a tricky task. It’s hard to know if you have the new Facebook or your hands. You make your best estimates, then spend money on new hardware and hope your estimates were right. Only actual usage tells whether your server infrastructure […]


Can I offer IT as a Service? Virtualization offers many benefits; it’s the technological change in our industry that underpins the Cloud Computing wave. With Virtualization, you can reduce the number of physical servers you own and maintain, reduce energy costs, even implement high availability solutions you thought beyond your budgets. Then you look at […]