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AMD Demonstrates Live Migration between Three AMD Opteron™ Processor Generations with Industry-Leading Virtualization Capabilities

Microsoft, Sun Utilize AMD-V™ Technology to Drive Leading Virtualization Products and Performance
Continuing its momentum and leadership in virtualization technology, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today released the first video and images demonstrating live migration across three generations of AMD processors on VMware ESX 3.5, including the Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processor code-named “Istanbul.” Live Migration of virtual machines across physical servers is key to providing superior flexibility for managing today’s data centers. Additionally, AMD is highlighting its continued, cooperative development efforts with Microsoft as evidenced in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V™, which is available today as a beta and adds support for AMD-V™ technology with Rapid Virtualization Indexing. The new 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor …

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Research Keeps Microsoft on the ‘Bleeding Edge’

Q&A: Craig Mundie discusses why Microsoft continues to invest in research and innovation, even during the current economic downturn.

When confronted with a tricky problem, Microsoft Research loves to tinker. The supersized think tank has 800 researchers who every day explore an estimated 55 areas of research at six labs spread across the globe. Their ingenuity and creativity is on display Feb. 24-26 at TechFest, Microsoft’s annual celebration of its advanced research work. Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie spoke with PressPass about innovation at Microsoft.

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HP Delivers BladeSystem Solution Blocks for Microsoft Technologies

HP today announced a comprehensive set of HP BladeSystem configurations for Microsoft technologies designed to quickly and cost-effectively help organizations deploy, upgrade and consolidate Microsoft business applications onto a common infrastructure.
HP BladeSystem Solution Blocks are best-practice configurations that allow organizations to deploy reliable, optimized infrastructures to support their business applications. When deployed, the solution blocks take the guesswork out of integrating technology and business applications.
New solution blocks announced today include a collaboration configuration, based on Microsoft® Office SharePoint Server, and a data management solution block, based on Microsoft SQL Server. The addition of these offerings to the HP BladeSystem Solution Blocks for Microsoft portfolio results in a full set of solutions that customers can use …

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