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ITProGuru vs. Virtualization with Matt McSpirit on How Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Stacks Up Against VMware

TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Virtualization

About This Video

ITProGuru, Dan Stolts is back and in this episode he welcomes Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Matt McSpirit as they take a deep dive into how Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 stack up against VMWare. Tune in as they talk about major industry game changers such as new features found in Hyper-V, Share Nothing Live Migration, Hyper-V Replica, , Offloaded Data Transfer, as well as how this all impacts the Private Cloud landscape.

GuruTip #1: Download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC)
GuruTip #2: Check out the recorded presentations from TechEd North America 2012

Some of the questions addressed in this video:

Radio where we will talk about how Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 stacks up against VMware.

1)    Perhaps you can kick things off by letting our audience know who you are and what you do.

2)    I have heard descriptions like “leap frog” and “game changer” to describe Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012.  Are these terms just marketing hype or is there really something big on the horizon? 

3)    It looks like there are some really big changes on the storage horizon.  Can you can tell us about some the capabilities inside of terms like:  Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) ,  Native 4K Disk Support and huge 64TB VHDX  files for guest disks.  Are any of these

4)    It looks like SMB 3 clustering support and “Share Nothing Live Migration” can not only save enterprises a boatload of money, they can bring enterprise features to smaller companies. How do you see these capabilities impacting the virtualization space?

5)    I know you did a few sessions at TechEd North America last week. 

a.    VIR311 – Compete to Win, Part 1: Comparing Core Virtualization Platforms

b.    VIR312 – Compete to Win, Part 2: Comparing Private Cloud Capabilities

c.    MGT333 – Microsoft System Center 2012: Managing Heterogeneous Environments with a Microsoft Private Cloud

I did some looking and your sessions are already live on How was the introduction to this new technology received by the TechEd Audience?


6)    How does all of this impact the Private Cloud landscape?

7)    Are there other things you care to share?

8)    Backups and DR?

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About Dan Stolts ITProGuru

Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!

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