Microsoft and Mesosphere partner to bring Mesos’ container orchestration to Windows Server

Many customers today run a mix of Windows Server and Linux workloads. With the evolution of container technologies on both Windows Server and Linux servers, there is even more opportunity to unify these two worlds, making it easier to build and deploy applications using the best technologies of each. Later this morning, Ben Hindman will…

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Microsoft Named a Leader in Gartner’s Server Virtualization Magic Quadrant for Fifth Consecutive Year

Microsoft’s datacenter platform technology is critical to IT. Windows Server is the most broadly deployed server OS on the planet and 2 out of every 3 enterprise seats are covered with System Center. We believe that cost savings and the ability to simply modernize IT assets continually bring customers such as King County and UConn…

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Microsoft Announces New Container Technologies for the Next Generation Cloud

Guest post by Mike Neil, General Manager for Windows Server, Microsoft In today’s cloud-first world, businesses increasingly rely on applications to fuel innovation and productivity. As the cloud evolves, containers are emerging as an attractive way for developers to quickly and efficiently build and deploy these applications at the speed of business. Offering developers and…

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Learning from Cloud: What does a server upgrade mean for your organization?

Customers often ask why it’s so important to migrate to the more recent versions of Windows Server.  Today we mark exactly one year remaining until the end of support for Windows Server 2003, which puts some urgency behind that question for a lot of organizations.  So what’s the upside to migrating off Windows Server 2003? …

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Dell expands support for Storage Spaces in Windows Server with PowerVault MD3060e

A few months ago this blog covered Dell’s announcement of support for Storage Spaces in Windows Server with their PowerVault MD1200 and MD1220 storage enclosures.  Today, Dell has expanded that support with their high density MD3060e enclosures.  This enables customers to create higher density configurations. Storage Spaces in Windows Server virtualizes storage by creating storage…

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Today, Dell Announced Hardware Support for Storage Spaces in Windows Server

Today, Dell announced hardware support for Storage Spaces in Windows Server. Over the past few months, you’ve seen this blog discuss how storage is changing, and explore new options for datacenter and hybrid storage.  Microsoft is working to help customers transform the datacenter with the power of software, and Dell’s announcement is an important piece…

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Building Quality at Scale with Brad Anderson

Microsoft products are being developed and delivered in a shorter period of time than ever before.  The business demands that, and you might be wondering just how we are getting this accomplished. Microsoft VP Brad Anderson is going to answer many of these questions and more over the next few weeks.  We’re starting today with…

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Imitation, Flattery and the Real Cloud OS

It has been said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If that is true, then we are certainly feeling flattered, but that feeling is vying neck and neck with a feeling of confusion. Earlier today, HP announced their foray into the “CloudOS” space with an OpenStack-based offer that purports to be a…

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MMS 2013: Microsoft Delivers Infrastructure Solutions to Customers

As this year’s Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) kicks off in Las Vegas, Nevada, there is a lot to be excited about.  Microsoft corporate vice president of program management in the Windows Server and System Center Group (WSSC), Brad Anderson, took center stage at the Summit to deliver the keynote presentation, focusing on how Microsoft’s cloud…

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VMware Zigs, then Zags

Today, VMware, as part of the larger “Pivotal” unveil, announced yet another zig in their already zig-zaggy set of strategy meets tactics meets marketing buzzwords.  Today’s news of a vague “hybrid cloud” future is just another example of how IT vendors have been rearranging the furniture to more effectively deliver what they already have on…

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