Video: Microsoft MVP Greg Shields on Microsoft’s Cloud strategies with SCVMM 2012 and Hyper-V version 3

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Video: Microsoft MVP Greg Shields on Microsoft’s Cloud strategies with SCVMM 2012 and Hyper-V version 3

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Added by January 18, 2012

Interface Technical Training hosted a special SCCM: Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft ConfigMgr class with MVP Greg Shields on November 14-18, 2011.

We sat down with Mr. Shields in a four-part interview to get his thoughts on various topics related to application management, virtualization, The Cloud, and System Center Configuration Manager.

In this video, Greg shares his insights on Microsoft Hyper-V version 3 and their efforts on Cloud computing.

Below is the transcription of the video.

Jason Helmick – Now I would be totally remiss if I didn’t’ ask you about Microsoft. They are feverishly working on SCVMM 2012 and the early dev releases of Win8 and Hyper-V version 3. Where do you see Microsoft going in their virtualization space? In particular, their efforts in “The Cloud” computing space such as Azure? It appears that Microsoft is pushing everything strongly to “The Cloud”. Do they have the technologies to back this up?

Greg Shields – Microsoft is definitely moving along the path of the Cloud and I’m not saying this to be a “hedge”, let’s admit it; Hyper-V version 1 was in many ways an experiment, a “can we do this” venture. VMware has been around a much longer time and they had the first-mover advantage with a mature product that’s an exceptional product. It does some amazing wonderful things, yet it’s also very expensive. What Microsoft is intending to do is take advantage of a strategy that they’ve used in the past which is the second-mover advantage. They’re letting the venders figure out how this “thing” is going to work and then they embrace it. This is what we’re beginning to see with Hyper-V.

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Hyper-V as a Hyper Visor is different than ESX and ESXi. In the beginning of Hyper-V I wondered “why did Microsoft take this approach?” As the market and solution space evolved, the hybrid approach that Hyper-V is doing really has the ability to make some substantial improvements to the entire process of delivering virtualization. The fact that the OS is the core operating system (plus the virtual machines that sit on top) lends itself to certain types of virtualization that perhaps VMware’s approach isn’t best-suited for in the future. It’s really too early to tell at this point but Microsoft is getting some good traction on Hyper-V version 2 and version 3 has some improvements and VMM has some improvements that are really beginning to change the ball game. Now with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2007 and especially with VMM 2012, you can now put an enterprise solution on top of this platform and have a good feeling inside.

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Honestly, it takes real “guts”! I’ve been playing with VMM 2012 and I’ll tell you, this first time I downloaded VMM 2012, installed it and brought up the console it really took some “guts” because up in the left-hand corner of the screen, there’s this button that says “Create Cloud”. I got goose-bumps just think about the whole notion that creating to the Cloud can really be this easy. Today everyone is worried about private Cloud computing such as “what is it?” and “what do I have to do?”… but the fact that Microsoft can step up and say “oh, we have a button for that” is fundamentally impressive! You have to give them credit for that!

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