Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 5 Microsoft’s Virtualization Strategy and Futures

by | December 9, 2009

Session 5 Rod Kruetzfeld, Team Software Process, Desk Virtualization, Incubation

Desktop Virtualization with a twist (VDI)

Why Virtualize? – drive costs down, increase IT efficiency, enable busines agility

Why Microsoft? – its the platform you know, data centre to desktop, end-to-end management, best TCO/ROI

* System Center can manage Microsoft virtualization and VMWare*

Choice of what to virtualize: Server, Application, Presentation, Desktop and User State all managed by System Center

  1. Server Consolidation – fastest way to reduce costs using Windows 2008 Server Hyper-V
  2. Virtualized Workloads – Exchange, SQLServer, SharePoint, System Center, Vista, Server 2008
  3. Manage Physical and Virtual Server Lifecycles – H/W provisioning, Virtual Workload provisioning, OS/Software Deploy, Patch and State Mgmt, Performance and Health Monitoring, Disaster Recovery, Backup
  4. Intelligent Placement – capacity planning technology ensures best resource utilization – System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), performance and resource optimization (PRO)
  5. High Availability and Disaster Recovery – P2V using VMM, data protection manager (DPM)- snapshots up to every 15 minutes, system state daily using DPM

Windows Server 2008 – Standard (1 VM), Enterprise (4 VMs), Datacenter (unlimited VMs)

Server Management Sutie Enterprise – System Center uses a per processor model (have we done the VMWare vs Hyper-V analysis?)

User Centric Computing – at the Office, on the Road, at Home – do this by using all types of virtualization

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) – consider using Remote Desktop Service (RDS – formerly Terminal Services) when considering Host Virtual Desktops (HVD)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.