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IBM and Microsoft Actually Agree on Something

As the previous item indicates, Microsoft and IBM get along about as well as Jon and Kate Gosselin. But one thing they do agree on is helping IT adopt Hyper-V as part of datacenter restructuring.

What does IBM get out of it? It wants IT to restructure around brand-new IBM high-end servers! The two have developed the kludge-ly named Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit for IBM 1.0. (Man, those marketing folks really have a way with words!)

The tool details IBM hardware, does application discovery and then shows how Hyper-V can shrink the number of servers needed in the datacenter.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 02, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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