Read this great post on the Windows Server Blog by Anders Vinberg, a Technical Fellow in our Management Division.  In the post he describes how the Virtual Machine Manager component in System Center 2012 SP1, now available as a community technology preview, builds on the cloud optimizing features of Windows Server 2012 to take that solution to the next level. Topics discussed:

  • The cloud model and the two different cloud personas (“Service provider” and “Service Consumer”)
  • How Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 deliver this model
  • How Windows Server 2012 and the Virtual Machine Manager component in System Center 2012 SP1 provide the ability for service providers to utilize SMB 3.0 storage for VM’s and create isolated networks using Hyper-V Network Virtualization

Check out the post