This is subject to change in features release - CTP.
Data Protection Manager (DPM) introduces the new features and enhancements in this version.
Improved backup performance of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V over CSV 2.0 deployments Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs) provide a distributed file access solution so that multiple nodes in the cluster can simultaneously access the same NTFS file system.In System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) DPM, CSV 2.0 support allows the following benefits:
In Windows Server 2012, you can nowuse SMB file shares as remote storage for Hyper-V. With this new capability, Hyper-V can store virtual machine files, which includes configuration, virtual hard disk (VHD) files, and snapshots, on SMB file shares. This offers benefits like Ease of provisioning and management, increased flexibility, ability to take advantage of existing investment in a converged network, reduced Capital. expenditures, and reduced operating expenditures.
In System Center 2012 Service Pack 1(SP1) DPM, SMB shares support allows the following benefits:
Data deduplication involves finding andremoving duplication within data without compromising its fidelity orintegrity. DPM allows optimized back of deduplicated volumes, both locally andover the network.
Live migration is a Hyper-V feature in Windows Server that allows you to transparently move running virtual machines from one node of the failover cluster to another node in the same cluster or another cluster without a dropped network connection or perceived downtime.
In System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) DPM, Live Migration support allows the following benefits: