By using Microsoft virtualization technologies, you can optimize your datacenter and hybrid cloud infrastructure. You’re able to reduce costs by consolidating more workloads on fewer physical servers and increase efficiency by using the same virtualization fabric and management technologies and virtual machines on-premises and in the cloud.

You can use Windows Server 2012 R2—including Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, and networking and storage technologies—to create a virtualization fabric in your datacenter. It lets you run your workloads and build private clouds to dynamically allocate IT resources to your organization as needed.

For cloud and datacenter management, you can use Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. With a single viewpoint into your organization’s entire virtualization fabric, your IT team can make sure that your virtual machines, virtualization server, storage, and networking are running reliably, at peak performance. This can help your organization be more cohesive and productive.



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Virtualization Fabric Design Considerations Guide

Design considerations
This guide helps you understand how to design a virtualization fabric that is able to host many virtual machines in your organization. A virtualization fabric is the collection of servers and hypervisors, and the storage and networking hardware used to host the virtual machines within an organization.

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