Embracing the Private Cloud

  Jean-Philippe Courtois, President Microsoft International As we begin a new calendar year, we’ve been excited to read analysts’ predictions that 2012 will be the year that many companies truly embrace cloud computing. Today, Microsoft is the only cloud provider which offers the full spectrum of cloud services spanning public, hybrid and private clouds. This…


Alistair Croll: Thoughts on Hybrid Cloud Computing

Written by Stephanie Stahl, TechWeb When it comes to plotting a cloud strategy, CIOs should stop thinking about labels and start looking for configurations that best fit their applications, says analyst Alistair Croll, founder of and principal analyst at BitCurrent and the content chair for Cloud Connect, the industry’s largest cloud computing event. Read his…


Garth Fort on Private Cloud: All About the Application

Garth Fort, General Manager of Microsoft’s Security and Management Division, discusses what is new with applications management in this new world of the cloud, the ongoing need to optimize the development and operations relationship, compelling applications management capabilities in System Center 2012, and applications categories customers can start giving cool technologies like service templates and…


Garth Fort on Enabling the Private Cloud

Garth Fort, General Manager of Microsoft’s Security and Management Division, discusses what factors are leading IT executives to evaluate a private cloud solution, the benefits a private cloud offers, and how to implement a cloud environment with their current data center investments. [Video]