Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016 #7: Software-defined networking 

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This is the seventh post in the “Ten Reasons You’ll Love Windows Server 2016” video series by Matt McSpirit, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. In this episode Matt interviews Ravi Rao, Principal PM Manager for the networking group. Ravi and his team bring software-defined networking to the Windows Server platform. The team concentrates on network innovation so Read more

Zero to SDN in under five minutes, Part 2 

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This post was authored by Jason Messer, Principal PM Manager, Windows Server. Deploy a cloud application quickly with the new Microsoft SDN stack. Introduction Part 1 of this blog post series introduced the Windows Server 2016 SDN Stack, a three-tier cloud application and PowerShell deployment scripts. Part 2 builds on the core SDN concepts, terminology Read more

Zero to SDN in under five minutes 

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Deploy a cloud application quickly with the new Microsoft SDN stack You might have seen this blog post recently published on common data center challenges. In that article, Ravi talked about the challenges surrounding deployment, flexibility, resiliency, and security, and how our Software Defined Networking (SDN) helps you solves those challenges. In this blog post series Read more


4 datacenter challenges and how Windows Server 2016 software defined networking can help 

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This post was written by Ravi Rao, Principal PM Manager, Windows Server team. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing more on Windows Server 2016 and the key capabilities coming in the next wave of Microsoft datacenter solutions. In this installment we’ll be looking at software defined networking. We’ll begin with 4 challenge areas, move Read more

Can Datacenter Networking Get More Complicated? 

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Sure. You bet it can. It seems like there are infinite possibilities for networking difficulties and complications. That’s why so many organizations are afraid of it. But there’s a popular solution to datacenter networking that’s actually simplifying the process in organizations around the world! Find out all the details in a new MVA training course Read more

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Transforming your Datacenter with Software-Defined Networking (SDN): Part I 

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With server virtualization, you are able to decouple a compute instance from the underlying hardware.  That enables you to pool compute resources for greater flexibility. However, to truly transform your datacenter, you’ve also got to deliver your storage, compute, and networking resources as a shared, elastic resource pool for on-demand delivery of datacenter capacity. Indeed, Read more


Software Defined Networking, Enabled in Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, Virtual Machine Manager 

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Unlocking Network Flexibility, Efficiency, and Multi-tenancy for the Cloud When we talked with customers about their datacenters, we found that virtualization was not fully living up to its potential.  Customers readily acknowledged the benefits of machine virtualization, but they wanted even more IT agility.  In particular, customers wanted the ability to easily migrate VMs across Read more