Chapter 1 Introduction to Virtualization and Microsoft Solutions

This chapter lays the foundation for the core fabric concepts and technologies discussed throughout not just this first part of this book, but the entire book. Virtualization has radically changed the layout and operation of the datacenter, and this datacenter evolution and its benefits are explored.

Microsoft’s solution for virtualization is its Hyper-V technology, which is a core part of Windows Server, and it is also available in the form of a free, stand-alone hypervisor. The virtualization layer is only part of the solution. Management is just as critical, and in today’s world, the public cloud is also a consideration. Thus a seamless management story with compatibility ...

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