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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Role introduces a new capability, Hyper-V Replica, as a built-in replication mechanism at a virtual machine (VM) level. Hyper-V Replica can asynchronously replicate a selected VM running at a primary site to a designated replica site across LAN/WAN. Here bot...
With IaaS combined with the many features Windows Azure offers, the opportunities for enterprise IT as well as small and medium businesses are real and exciting to employ cloud as a delivery platform for LOB services including media and phone apps.
While enterprise IT is transitioning form on-premise deployment to an emerging architecture of hybrid cloud, IT professionals are facing unprecedented challenges to change from managing servers deployed on premise to managing services in hybrid cloud, at the same time extraordinary opp...
Leaping forward and setting a new standard for hybrid cloud, the next generation of enterprise computing, Windows Server 2012 is. While cloud computing is emerging as a service delivery platform, newly introduced capabilities and features make Windows Server 2012 not only a technology ...
A Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host can now store virtual machine configuration files, VHDs, and snapshots in file shares over the SMB 3.0 protocol. This can be used for both stand-alone file servers and clustered file servers that use Hyper-V together with shared file storage for the c...
CTP2 offers customers an opportunity to evaluate both System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012, both are the enabling technologies for constructing private cloud with hybrid scenarios. There are important updates and enhancements to System Center 2012 components and this post is a qu...
New and flexible ways to make changes of a Windows Server 2012 installation after the fact are available. And IT pros can now convert a server from and to Server Core, and change the availability of server components that are previously committed at an installation time. This introduce...
Windows Server 2012 Storage Space subsystem now virtualizes storage by abstracting multiple physical disks into a logical construct with specified capacity. The process is to group selected physical disks into a container, the so-called storage pool, such that the total capacity collec...
In Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS2008R2), Terminal Services (TS) has been expanded and renamed to Remote Desktop Services (RDS). In Windows Server 2012, RDS is further enhanced, Microsoft's private cloud foundation, and with a scenario-based configuration wizard. Still the concept and arch...
Virtualization vs. private cloud has confused many IT pros. Are they the same? Or different? In what way and how? We have already virtualized most of my computing resources, is a private cloud still relevant to us? This 2-part series is to answer these quesstions. Lately, many IT shop...
This is Part 3 of the 12 routines for a Windows Server 2008 user to accelerate the learning and adoption of Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. It is intended for those who are familiar with the administration of Windows Server 2008 (or later) to become comfortable ...
This is Part 2 of the 12 routines for a Windows Server 2008 user to accelerate the learning and adoption of Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. It is intended for those who are familiar with the administration of Windows Server 2008 (or later) to become comfortable ...
For many IT professionals, cloud computing is confusing. And this article points out some of the ambiguities embedded in the NIST definition of cloud computing. Amid the many benefits of having the NIST SP 800-145 as a tool to facilitate the understanding, the classification and some...
This article details 12 routines for a Windows Server 2008 user to accelerate the learning and adoption of Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. It is intended for those who are familiar with the administration of Windows Server 2008 (or later) to become comfortable w...
Today cloud computing facilitated by virtualization continues emerging as the service delivery vehicle for IT to shorten go-to-market while facing unpredictable data patterns and workloads. The increasing complexities and growing user expectations make system management on the center s...
VMM, a member of Microsoft System Center suite, is an enterprise solution for managing policies, processes, and best practices with automations by discovering, capturing and aggregating knowledge of virtualization infrastructure. In addition to the system requirements and the new feat...
A transition from a traditional infrastructure-focused deployment model into a cloud-friendly, cloud-ready, cloud-enabled and service-centric delivery vehicle in enterprise IT is imminent, if not already happening. IT is no longer about servers, networks, and storage; instead IT is abo...
A private cloud is to strategically build a go-to-market vehicle, such that enterprise IT can fulfill business needs and exceed user expectations. With a private cloud, IT can leverage business opportunities generated by market dynamics and offer a user experience with anytime, anywher...