The Sanbolic Melio FS (File System) With Hyper-V

March 10, 2010 // 4 Comments

I was contacted last month by Eva Helen in Sanbolic to see if I’d be interested in learning more about their Melio FS product.  I knew little about it and was keen to learn.  So Eva got David Dupuis to give me a demo.  Dave just ran an hour long demo on LiveMeeting with me and I [...]

Fujitsu “My Very First Hyper-V”

March 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Fujitsu has launched a bundle for SME’s (small/medium enterprises) that want to do Hyper-V virtualisation for the very first time.  They’ve called it the “My Very First Hyper-V”.  It includes, servers, external storage, Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine [...]

Elastic Virtualisation With System Center

March 5, 2010 // 1 Comment

Today I was working with a customer who needed to grow their hosted presence with us due to performance and scaling requirements.  OpsMgr ProTips alerts made us aware of certain things that got the customer and us working.  A VMM library template machine was quickly deployed to meet the [...]

Microsoft “Desktop Virtualisation Hour”

March 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Microsoft is holding an event on March 18th at 9am PST (-8 GMT) focusing on desktop virtualisation.  You can find more details and mark it in our calendar by visiting the official site.  As Jeff Wettlaufer put it: “Looking at desktop virtualization including VDI? Thinking about [...]

Webcast: Hyper-V for the VMware Administrator

March 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

Microsoft did a webcast on March 1st aimed at VMware administrators/engineers/consultants who are interested in, or will be working with Hyper-V. The fan-boys will be thinking negative thoughts and wishing me ill will now 🙂 Realistically, you need to start thinking of hardware virtualisation as [...]

Exchange 2010 Support For Virtualisation

February 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

I hadn’t really read this one too much because I don’t deal with Exchange very often.  But it came up on the Minasi Forum over the last few days and Jetze Mellema (Exchange MVP) posted a link to the official support article. Does Exchange 2010 support virtualisation?  Yes … [...]

Last Day Of #mvp10 MVP Summit 2010

February 19, 2010 // 1 Comment

Today is the last day of the MVP summit.  Over the last two days we had our breakout sessions with our expertise and interest groups.  Lots of stuff was covered and there were plenty of chances to chat with representatives from the groups. The Redmond campus is huge.  For those of you in [...]

News of Third Party VHD/VMDK Optimisation Solution

February 17, 2010 // 1 Comment

I just read an article that reports on the launch of a new third party solution (beta) by Virsto Software to optimise the performance of VHD’s on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  It will later be available for VMware’s VMDK’s.  It installs on the parent partition (host OS) and [...]
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