Windows Server 2012 R2 offers new ways to approach data centre deployment and management. Learn how the platform makes it possible to manage your datacentre more effectively, and master the options available for live migration with our handy infographic poster.
Hyper-V virtualisation is one of the key benefits of Windows Server 2012, and it works essentially identically in R2 to the original version. One important exception to bear in mind? You shouldn’t use R2′s shared virtual hard disk feature to hosting virtual machine operating systems — purely for shared data sotres.
Microsoft and Oracle’s new partnership means that you can run Oracle’s namesake database software on Hyper-V and Azure, and Java apps will eventually be supported on Azure. It’s good news for enterprises running a mixed Oracle/Windows environment and looking to expand into the cloud, and also suggests that Oracle is also going to give up on its own attempts in the virtualisation market.
Grappling with a virtualised network architecture that’s difficult to manage? The Hyper-V Extensible Switch running on Windows Server 2012 can simplify your management workload, letting you add capabilities to your virtualised network to meet your exact needs.
Our blogging competition winner Tommy Carron packed in a busy first day at TechEd North America 2013. The high points? The inner secrets of Orchestrator and systems designed to deal with lower bandwidth speeds. The low points? Diet Dr Pepper and Microsoft apparently deciding to place a data centre in Alice Springs.