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During the last two months hundreds of Hyper-V users have taken the time and effort to participate in The Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2012 which closed last week. We cannot share any details about the results just yet as we are still counting and analyzing the results. We’ll let you know as soon as we can. Promise!
As a stimulus for you we offered a couple of Microsoft Private Cloud Computing books. Because Aidan Finn said he would select a winner for the book based on the responses he got on his own blog and on Twitter, I still have two books to give away. One is offered by co-author Damian Flynn and the other by me.
It was quite interesting to see how much attention has been raised on the web, on Twitter, on blogs, perhaps also on Facebook (I can’t tell because I got fed up with FB and closed down my account about a year ago). I bang “The Great Big Hyper-V Survey) and got 15,100 results. I googled and found 72,600 results. Of course Google also placed an ad on top, but please rest assured that this survey has no connection with Microsoft whatsoever. They are probably just as curious as you and me for that matter.
All right, now it is time to pick a winner… (please click on More)
As most of our readers know by now is that we are currently asking users of Hyper-V to complete our second edition of The Great Big Hyper-V Survey. Last year we had several hundred people who took part in the survey.
Our original plan was to close the survey after one month, but after some consultation with Aidan Finn and Damian Flynn, we decided to keep the survey open until December 1st.
You Can enter the survey here:
Meanwhile I had also offered a free copy of our Microsoft Private Cloud Computing book, which is a great resource on several System Center 2012 products and deployment of Hyper-V in a Private Cloud scenario. Because we have kept you waiting for another month, I am pleased to triple the number of books offered as a prize.
Both Aidan Finn and Damian Flynn were so kind to each offer an extra copy so now we have three Microsoft Private Cloud Computing books available.
So here is another opportunity for you to win one of the three books or enter the survey if you have not been able to do this. We are stressing that this survey is read by Microsoft and we are still able to influence what is important for the next release of Hyper-V. Be our guest!
All you need to do is tweet or blog with a reference to this blog:
Monday June 18 2012 will be the big day for us. Our book Microsoft Private Cloud Computing will be officially available and even a little earlier than expected. Mid-2011 four MVP’s decided to make a joint effort at writing a practical book on deploying a Microsoft Private Cloud. The four authors are:
Aidan Finn (MVP Virtual Machine @joe_elway)
Patrick Lownds (MVP Virtual Machine @patricklownds)
Damian Flynn (MVP System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management @damian_flynn)
Hans Vredevoort (MVP Virtual Machine @hvredevoort)
Kristian Nese (@kristiannese) who is also MVP System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management kindly accepted the role of technical reviewer. Kristian has also written a book on Cloud Computing in Norwegian.
Learn the foundation of cloud computing and how to build your own Microsoft private cloud
Written by a team of expert authors who are MVPs and leaders in their respective fields, this one-of-a-kind book is an essential resource for IT administrators who are responsible for implementing and managing a cloud infrastructure. You’ll quickly learn how cloud computing offers significant cost savings while also providing new levels of speed and agility.
Serving as a how-to guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing walks you through building a secure, internal cloud and delivering it as a service to your company using Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.
- Walks you through the entire process: understanding cloud computing, understanding the Microsoft concept of a private cloud, deploying a private cloud fabric, deploying services, and building a private cloud, as well as integrating it with Microsoft’s public cloud to create a cross-premises or public cloud
- Discusses fabric management with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012
- Examines how to provide network and storage with VMM 2012
- Looks at the VMM library configuration
- Discusses private cloud and cloud service management with Microsoft App Controller
Microsoft Private Cloud Computing is a must-have comprehensive resource that covers all aspects of implementing a private cloud
Aidan wrote the introductory chapters on Private Cloud, Hans dealt with the Fabric Management chapters (Servers, Storage, Network) including Bare Metal Deployment, Patrick wrote the chapters on Service Management (VMM Library, Service Modeling) and Damian contributed chapters on Private Cloud Solutions (VMM Services, Self-Service, App Controller) including the Cloud Services Process Pack.
If you are dealing with the Fabric part you need lots and lots of hardware. Fortunately one of our great customers at INOVATIV as well as my personal friends from XS4ALL (Joey Hofstede, Alexander Rijnbeek) have helped us tremendously. They offered us a remotely accessible lab including HP Blade Servers, HP EVA storage and lots of capacity to test all new VMM 2012 functionality. XS4ALL is a key Dutch Internet Provider, so you can imagine the download speeds if I ever wanted to grab a few ISO’s.
The book can be ordered here and will hopefully soon be found in most large bookstores.
Here are the (earlier) announcement blogs of my fellow authors: