Microsoft & IBM Release IBM Specific Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

IBM and Microsoft have worked together to release an IBM-specific version of (MAP) Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit.  (Thanks Matt)
IBM: "This release, based on the MAP Toolkit platform, was developed by IBM at the IBM Center for Microsoft Technologies to accelerate the adoption of server virtualization hardware including IBM System x and BladeCenter together with Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualisation technology.  Now customized for IBM, the MAP Toolkit allows more specific recommendations of IBM server hardware."
Key Features:
    • Quickly and easily take inventory of customer server environments, determine which servers are underutilised, and generate a plan for a virtual datacenter based on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V software
    • Recommend IBM System x and BladeCenter servers as the ideal choice for customers’ virtualised environments
    • Calculate potential savings and produce quantifiable benefits unique to each customer’s IT needs prior to deployment with Microsoft Virtualisation ROI Calculator integration
    • Eliminate manual network assessment and virtualisation planning and help customers choose the right infrastructure the first time
    • Auto-generate reports and proposals to speed the planning process.

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