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Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release by Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 2. Hyper-V

Hyper-V virtualization represents the foundation of Microsoft’s vision for the cloud operating system. Storage and networking are the walls that help support your virtualization infrastructure. Then, on top of everything, comes management and automation. Together, these different functionalities enable a wide range of cloud solutions that can meet the needs of any business.

But the bottom line is that virtualization is at the core of everything in most IT shops nowadays. For example, when IT wants to deploy a new workload (for example a Microsoft SQL Server machine) the common way of doing this (and it’s really a best practice) is to virtualize the workload first instead of deploying the workload on a physical server. As a second ...

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