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Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch

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CHAPTER 5Networking

Currently, IT is all about the cloud, and the foundation of cloud computing is infrastructure. If you’re an enterprise that’s going to build and manage a private cloud, then you’ll be dealing with three main kinds of infrastructure: compute, storage, and network. And if you’re a hoster creating a cloud for selling services to customers, then you’ll be working with the same three building blocks but on a much larger scale and with additional features that are essential for hosting environments such as multitenant isolation, IP address management, and Network Virtualization.

In Chapter 2, “Hyper-V,” we looked at Hyper-V improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2. Hyper-V hosts provide the compute infrastructure needed for running ...

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