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Microsoft Virtualization by Robert M Keefer, Jason Boomer, James Sabovik, Thomas Olzak

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Chapter 2

Understanding Microsoft virtualization strategies

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Microsoft’s IT maturity model

Building a dynamic datacenter

Virtualization layers in a dynamic datacenter

Hardware virtualization layer

Application virtualization layer

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager

Centralized, optimized desktop management

Application and presentation virtualization

Desktop hardware virtualization

Additional tools

VDI

WinFLP

Summary

An easy to manage virtualization environment uses a single solution set to create, manage, and deploy images and applications. This is Microsoft’s objective:

Our goal is to help customers make IT systems more self-managing and dynamic so that they ...

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