Speaking at TechEd 2011 conference in Atlanta, corporate vice president Robert Wahbe of Microsoft’s Server & Tools Marketing Group, promoted the Redmond-based software giant’s public & private cloud solutions.
Wahbe said that the move toward Cloud would be easier as the world is increasingly moving toward virtualization. He explained how to create, deploy, handle and scale apps for the cloud and for devices
In a keynote, he said, “This move to virtualization is setting us all for a much bigger inflection point and that is the cloud—the public cloud and the private cloud.”
Then Wahbe explained how Microsoft’s clients like financial services firm HSBC and Travelocity. com LP are reaping the benefits of Microsoft’s virtualization and public & private cloud solutions. He said cloud solutions are faster as well as cost-effective and would allow clients to hack deployment time from days to hours plus they would achieve greater utilization.
Microsoft’s Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program, which is designed to streamline the delivery of a private cloud, has gained new partners in the form of NetApp and Cisco Systems.
Cisco has launched data center systems that support Microsoft SQL server for data warehousing as well as on-line transaction processing. The systems have been designed to allow clients accelerate software deployment.