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The MMS 2011 Hands-on-Labs are based on HP’s Reference Configuration for Hyper-V Private Cloud. Here is the story in pictures. There are 400 labs and the 1600 virtual machines required for those labs are provisioned in 10 minutes, six times a day. System Center is used to manage the private cloud which is based on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1, HP EVA storage and HP c-Class BladeSystem 2-socket G7 servers with FlexFabric.
On March 21st 2011, Microsoft Management Summit 2011 will kick off in Las Vegas, sold out with about 5000 visitors. Of course a great deal of focus will be on Hyper-V private cloud, Azure public cloud and those parts of System Center that manage the private, public or even hybrid cloud.
Although I have already spent a full day on VMM 2012 during MVP Summit two weeks ago, I will definitely visit the majority of presentations on this topic.
Ever since the appearance of Hyper-V in the market, I have been stressing and promoting the blessings of the Microsoft Virtualization platform. I started writing articles and blogs about Hyper-V and joined Jaap Wesselius in the Dutch Hyper-V User Group which assembles quarterly in different parts of the country. We have been presenting Hyper-V and related technologies many times and have grown a small community in the Netherlands. My endeavors have even earned me an MVP, albeit not for Hyper-V but for Cluster. If you meet me on Twitter, you know that whatever I communicate on this social network deals with Hyper-V and System Center related topics. I use it to promote the further growth of Hyper-V.
We have seen Hyper-V version 1 still beta in Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V RTM as an update, the major update Hyper-V R2 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Now we are looking forward to Hyper-V vNext, “the next version” of Hyper-V, Hyper-V in Windows 8, Hyper-V Next Generation, Hyper-V Cloud, Hyper-V 2012 or whatever the marketing people at Microsoft think will capture our minds. I personally believe not even the word Hyper-V is sacred and could be replaced if it serves a purpose.