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  • Blog Post: Going Beyond Virtualisation: Coventry University

    How Coventry University modernised their management platform and saved money with Microsoft System Centre 2012 Over the past few years, Coventry University have been through a significant virtualisation strategy and are now continuing to improve their IT delivery by looking at new ways to save money...
  • Blog Post: Saving money: Coventry University cuts £1m through virtualisation

    Coventry University has cut its computing costs by using Hyper-V to put business critical apps in a private cloud. Most organisations are looking to save money but academic institutions are under particular pressure as they cope with the pressure of trying to do less with more. Universities have...
  • Blog Post: Beyond Server Virtualization: Common Technologies for Your Move to Cloud Computing

    Gartner just released their 2012 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure *, and I am very happy to report that Microsoft is listed as a leader. You can download the full report at the link above, and I hope you read the research in detail. The report reviews Hyper-V in Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Virtualisation in your school: Installation

    Taken from our Virtualisation with Microsoft® Hyper-V eBook (available to view and download below). Following on from our recent post in this series - deciding on your hardware for virtualisation , we’ll move on to installation. So you have run your trial, planned your virtualisation setup and decided...
  • Blog Post: Virtualisation in your school: deciding on hardware

    Taken from our Virtualisation with Microsoft® Hyper-V eBook (available to view and download below). We recently published a post about deciding on a virtualisation scenario for your school .  Now we are going to address how you choose your hardware. This means working out how many host servers you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Private Cloud Whitepaper: A comparative look at functionality, benefits and economics

    Private cloud is a computing model that uses resources which are dedicated to your institution. A private cloud shares many of the characteristics of public cloud computing including resource pooling, self-service, elasticity and pay-by-use delivered in a standardised manner with the additional control...
  • Blog Post: Migrate your virtualisation solution from VMware to Hyper-V and save money

    Did you miss our Hyper-V webcast? With Microsoft now being considered a virtualisation leader (Gartner  2011), many organisations are starting to consider switching to Hyper-V and saving money. Carmel College have done just that, and discuss in this webcast, the rationale behind their migration...
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