In this part of the Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud, we are
focusing on of the great solutions we introduced with Windows Server 2012 and
improved in Window Server 2012 R2, Storage Spaces.
Storage Spaces Overview:
In Windows Server 2012 Storage became a first class citizen, from storage
deduplication to SMB 3.0 Windows became a great choice to be the storage
platform in many organizations. In many organizations storage will
represent a huge part of the IT budget. One of the key features, to help
reduce the cost of storage, is the inclusion of Storage Spaces. Storage
spaces can be a fantastic alterative to SAN’s for storage in your
organizations. When you think about what three things make up a SAN:
Connectivity Adaptors --- Provides connectivity to external sources via
iSCSI, FC, FCoE, NFS, SMB Controllers --- The software of the SAN or the
Keith Mayer and myself kick off our new multi-part series today on how you
can build your hybrid cloud environment with Windows Server 2012, System
Center 2012 and Windows Azure by laying down a quick overview of what we can
expect for the series as well as diving into the new features found in
Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Foundation.
Check out the full interview here: Building Your Hybrid Cloud Windows Server
2012 R2 Storage Foundation
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In Windows Server 2012 we introduced a new version called Windows Server 2012
Essentials edition. The Essentials server is very flexible and
easy-to-use. This was a server solution that was primarily designed and
priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. This
provided a great first server for many customers, as well as it can be used
as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses.
With the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Server we really added many
features to make this an even more rounded server. The Essential server
Disaster recovery is about being able to get your business back up and
running as quick as you can after the disaster happens. Throughout this
series, my teammates have focused on the Infrastructure side of the house,
servers, virtual machines…etc. You can see the full series here: Disaster
Recovery Planning for I.T. Pros
However I have a question, what about the desktops? As a reminder my good
friend Jennelle posted series of questions in part 1 of this series:
Disaster Recovery for IT Pros- How to Plan, What are the Considerations-
Here are my three main questions to get st... (more)
Good day everyone! In our recent set of IT camps we talked about Windows
8.1 in the enterprise, one of the topics we discussed was deployment
technologies. So I decided to put together a series of screencasts to talk
about deploying Windows 8.1. More importantly throughout these screencasts
all the tools I will show are FREE or built-in to Windows Server 2012 R2.
In this part I take a quick tour of deployment technologies and tools. You
will also see a full deployment in action. Enjoy!
Windows Server 2012 R2: http://aka.ms/getwindowsserver2012R2 Microsoft