2 Agenda ModernBiz: Your path to the Modern Business Windows Server overviewKey business solutionsGet the most out of your IT investmentBe prepared for the unexpectedGet scalable storage without spending a fortuneEnable remote access while protecting business dataWhy pay more?A great time to modernize your serverGet started
3 Protect and control your data ModernBizIncrease your salesGet the most out of yourtechnologyBe preparedfor theunexpectedProtect and control your dataWork together easilyGet your work doneanywhereUnderstand yourcustomerModernBizAdapt to changeConnect with customersGrowefficientlyChoose your own path to modern, with flexible, familiar, and trusted solutions for your business—desktop to mobile, server to cloud.Microsoft empowers small and midsize businesses by making technology a business advantage. With Microsoft, you can choose your own path to the “modern business” with flexible, complete and trusted solutions for your business—desktop to mobile, server to cloud.For SMBs, Microsoft offers technology solutions designed to address your business goals and challenges across four key areas:Grow efficiently – use technology to reduce costs and be a real enabler of your business growthSafeguard your business – keep your data protected and be prepared for the unexpected, so you know your business never misses a beat.Do business anywhere – get the benefits of a mobile, productive team that can work together wherever they are.Connect with customers – get the competitive advantage or really understanding your customers and making meaningful connections to build long-term relationships.Safeguardyour businessBusiness anywhere
4 Protect and control your data ModernBizGet the most out of your server hardware, and when ready, easily extend to the cloudIncrease your salesGet the most out of yourtechnologyBe preparedfor theunexpectedProtect and control your dataWork together easilyGet your work doneanywhereUnderstand yourcustomerModernBizAdapt to changeGet scalable storage without spending a fortuneWindows Server 2012 R2 helps enable the modern business across a range of solution areas.Know your business can be back up and running in minutesWindows Server 2012 R2 is a core component of the Microsoft modern business vision, providing a server platform that helps small and midsize organizations address a range of business needs, whether getting more value from your server hardware, enabling remote access to on-site applications, or helping be prepared for the unexpected.Enable remote access to on-site business applications like CRM, HR, or accountingKeep business data protected, even when mobile devices go missing
5 Windows Server 2012 R2The server platform for the modern business. As a key part of the Microsoft hybrid IT vision, Windows Server 2012 R2 provides small and midsize businesses a strong foundation for today and a platform to grow in the future.Windows Server 2012 R2 helps small and midsize businesses get the best from the technology of today and the future, whether by getting the most out of today’s powerful servers, leveraging the on-demand capacity of the cloud—or both.Next we’ll look at four key areas where Windows Server 2012 R2 can help you address key business needs:Getting the most out of your IT investment by get more from your server hardwareKnowing you are open for business, even if unexpected downtime occursGetting scalable storage for your growing files and data without spending a fortuneEnabling remote access to your on-site business apps, like accounting or HR, while keeping data on the server
6 Are you getting the most out of your IT investment? All businesses want to make sure they are getting everything they can for their money. In this first section, we’ll look at how to reduce costs and get the most out of your IT investment.Link to the Ahead of the Game - Be Lean and Stay Lean - Virtualization VideoTo be added by agencyPlay video
7 As your company grows, so does your IT spending Increased use of and applicationsNew software packages (CRM, accounting)Added file storage for new projectsSupport for customer service demandsYou need to get the most value from every investment you make…As your business grows, often so does your IT investment. The technology and tools that help you stay productive need to keep up with the growth your organization, whether you are dealing with increased use of , new software packages for HR and accounting, added file storage, or more time servicing a growing customer base.Growth for us means more employees, more and file storage… more IT investment.
8 Use software innovation to get the most out of your hardware 80%12%20%17%Most businesses today use only a fraction of their server capacity.Virtualization can help you:Run more apps on the same serverCut hardware costs and power billsImprove IT efficiency and responsivenessVirtualization: use software innovation to get the most out of your hardwareMany businesses today run a single application on each server, and they only use a fraction of their server hardware capacity. This is even more so as servers become increasingly powerful. That’s why many businesses are turning to virtualization. Virtualization enables you to add more applications to the same server, while keeping a separate environment for each application. This helps to get the most out of your hardware investment and reduce related costs, like IT maintenance and power bills.We’ve seen other customers reduce the size of their physical infrastructure by 50% and more (source: OTRUM case study). One customer reduced IT costs by 30 percent during a period when their business grew 30 percent (EmpireCLS case study).And this is just one small part of what virtualization can do. Once you virtualize, it makes it dramatically faster and easier to move the contents of your server to new hardware—whether on-site or in the cloud—and to maximize your existing server(s) as you grow.Virtualization can also make the upgrade process much simpler. This is especially important if you’re running Windows Server 2003, for which extended support will end on July 14, 2015—bringing an end to new security updates and other support benefits. On January 13, 2015, Windows Server 2008 Mainstream Support will also come to an end.<Note to presenter: see the appendix of this deck for slides on Windows Server End of Support and a feature comparison across Windows Server versions from 2003 R2 to the latest 2012 R2 release.>Virtualization is enabled through software innovation, allowing you to take advantage of the powerful hardware being produced today. This is the new normal in IT, and Microsoft doesn’t believe you should have to pay more for this. So with Windows Server 2012 R2, it’s built-in.For example, VMware charges $500 for vSphere Essentials, and it lacks key capabilities that help reduce system downtime.Windows Server 2012 R2 offers this functionality built-in, at no extra cost. Why would you pay $500 to VMware for less functionality?Source for vSphere Essentials features and pricing:VMware charges for virtualization. When you buy Windows Server 2012 R2, virtualization is built-in at no extra cost.Click here to jump to a slide in the appendix with more technical information on this solution.
10 Is your business prepared for the unexpected? Virtualization and cloud computing technologies open the door to a range of new benefits for small and midsize organizations. Here we’ll look at how to protect your data and keep your business up and running, even when unexpected events cause data loss or systems failure.Link to Ahead of the Game - Be Lean and Stay Lean - Disaster Recovery VideoTo be added by the agencyPlay video
11 40% of businesses hit by a disaster never reopen1 If your systems go down, you can lose deals, you can lose customers- you can lose your business.The high price of traditional disaster recovery solutions can leave small and midsize businesses stranded…According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of businesses hit by a disaster never reopen for business. And another 25% close within two years. In light of recent natural disasters, businesses today are more focused than ever on making sure they are covered in case of a disaster. And it’s not just natural disasters. Systems can go down for many reasons, whether it’s a break-in, a fire, or power outage.Recovering from a disaster requires more than data backup. It’s about getting your applications and systems back to where they were before the disaster. This can take days—even weeks with simple backup systems. And without frequent backups, you can lose many days worth of data.Disaster recovery solutions are designed to minimize downtime and ensure business continuity when these events occur. With disaster recovery solutions, you can dramatically reduce the amount of lost data, and you can be back online in hours or even minutes. But traditional disaster recovery solutions could cost as much or more than the entire annual IT budget of a typical SMB, leaving these businesses stranded.Sources:1 Federal Emergency Management Agency, fema.govForty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).1 Federal Emergency Management Agency, fema.gov
12 Know that you’re open for business, even if disaster strikes With Windows Server 2012 R2, your server can automatically replicate as often as every 30 secondsPeace of MindGet your business back up and running in minutesBuilt-in to Windows Server 2012 R2Only included in premium versions of VMwareKnow that you’re open for business—even if disaster strikesWindows Server 2012 R2 offers your organization an easy way to recovery quickly from a disaster. Technology built-in to the software replicates your virtual machines—including all of their applications and data—to a second Hyper-V host server, which can be running on-premises, at a partner site, or in the cloud.With Windows Server 2012 R2, you can create an additional tertiary replica site for an even greater degree of protection. Changes made to the running virtual machines are replicated at an interval you choose, which can be 15 minutes, 5 minutes, or 30 seconds. So you have the flexibility to choose how often you need to replicate, depending on your specific needs.Then if your systems unexpectedly go down for whatever reason, you are able to get back online in a matter of minutes—reconnecting to a complete, up-to-date replica of your virtual machine and getting back to business quickly and seamlessly.This replication can be performed over a standard broadband connection, eliminating the need for expensive dedicated high-speed Internet services.The price of traditional disaster recovery solutions made them not an option for small and midsize businesses. Now this functionality is built-in to Windows Server 2012 R2!You can pay $500 for VMware vSphere 5.1 Essentials and it doesn’t include this functionality. Again, why pay $500 for less functionality?Source for vSphere Essentials features and pricing:Click here to jump to a slide in the appendix with more technical information on this solution.
14 Backup vs. Disaster Recovery: What’s the Difference? Protect your files quickly and simply – the first line of defenseSave copies of your files to a second locationQuickly restore your files when accidentally deleted or lostProtect your files AND minimize business disruptionKeep a replica of your entire server and keep it updated frequentlyGet your applications and services back up and running in minutesBackup and Disaster Recovery: What’s the difference?With terms like backup and disaster recovery floating around, it can help to take a step back and get a better idea of what each of these really mean and how each benefits your business.One easy way to think about the difference is that backup is about making sure you don’t lose the files you create and use doing your job, while disaster recovery is about making sure you don’t lose your files AND that you don’t lose the time and effort it can take to get your systems back up and running after an unexpected event.Backups are the best tool for making sure you can restore recent copies of files that are accidentally deleted or lost. Disaster recovery is generally more focused on getting services back up and running fast. For example, you might have taken an off-site backup of your files an hour before a fire takes out your company’s application servers. So your files are safe (with the exception of any changes you made during the hour since your last backup). But how are you going to get your applications and services back up and running? That is where disaster recovery comes in, by enabling you to restore your files AND your services, exactly as they were, quickly so you can be back up and running in minutes, instead of hours or days.Both backup and disaster recovery are great tools for protecting your files and your business continuity. When combined, they complement each other, working together as a great way to provide multiple layers of protection for your business.Together, two complementary layers of protection for your business
15 Do you need to buy storage… again? As data volumes grow, so does the need for scalable storage. Here we’ll look at how virtualization and cloud technologies can help your business get the storage it needs without the typical cost of expensive storage solutions.Link to the Ahead of the Game - Be Lean and Stay Lean - Data Storage VideoTo be added by agencyPlay video
16 Today’s work involves all kinds of data - storing it should be easy An explosion of data in the workplaceSpreadsheetsPresentationsPhotos and videosCustomer dataStorage solutions are too expensive for most small & midsize businessesGetting the space to store your data often involves long waits and downtimeWork today involves dealing with all types of data.Data storage is a core component of a company’s IT infrastructure. To get work done, employees need to create and share all kinds of files and data. And the types and volume of data have changed dramatically over the years. Today, we work with spreadsheets, presentations, photos, or video. And we have access to a never-ending stream of live data from Twitter feeds and social media. Making room for this data in a central location for easy access should be a no-brainer.But in reality making this happen can be a real challenge. Storage needs to be quickly allocated and scaled up or down to meet the changing demands of business projects and opportunities. But the cost of the traditional solutions that offer this functionality (called Storage Area Networks, or SANs) put them out of reach for many small and midsize businesses.
17 Get as much storage as you need, fast, and without spending a fortune Know your employees have the data storage they need, when they need it…without spending a fortune for expensive solutionsBuilt-in to Windows Server R2 at no extra costGet the flexible data storage you need without investing in expensive solutions.With Storage Spaces, included in Windows Server 2012 R2, you can easily allocate storage to users on a just-enough and just-in-time basis, and then scale it up or down as needed—offering them a fast, easy way to store whatever they need to get their work done. For example, if a project suddenly requires a large increase in storage space to store a new set of video files, this could be allocated quickly and easily—and without any downtime.For employees, this means that storage is simply there when they need it, with no loss in productivity when their demands change. Technology included in Windows Server 2012 R2 called storage tiering also makes sure they can get their files fast by taking advantage of the latest storage technology in today’s computers, like Solid State Drives (SSD) that enable much faster access than traditional hard drives.With VMware, the functionality provided by Storage Spaces is not available in any of their products. VMware customers routinely have to purchase expensive SAN solutions to accompany their VMware implementations.Source for VMware products and features:Click here to jump to a slide in the appendix with more technical information on this solution.
18 Did your business data just walk out the door? In this first section, we’ll look at ways to reduce costs and get the most out of your IT investment using virtualization and cloud technologies.Link to the Ahead of the Game - Business Anywhere - Remote Access VideoTo be added by agencyPlay video
19 Your employees need to access on-site applications from remote locations They want access from remote PCs and mobile devices to business applications hosted on-site.You want to make sure your data is secure in light of:Risk of lost or stolen laptops.Use of personal devices at work.Lack of control over who can access what.Remote PCs & DevicesOn-Site ApplicationsAccountingCRMWith an increasingly mobile and remote workforce, one challenge for many businesses is to provide secure access from mobile devices and remote PCs to applications that are hosted on-site. There are a lot of different types of applications that may run on local servers, like accounting, CRM, or HR applications. Employees working at home or on mobile devices want to access these applications. But this can create risks. Laptops are all too often lost or stolen. “Bring your own device,” or BYOD, is commonplace as employees use their personal devices for work. It can be difficult to control access when it is being done off-site on laptops an devices.The challenge is to enable your people to be productive anywhere, while maintaining the peace of mind that your data is protected.Product databaseHRThe challenge is to enable your people to be productive anywhere, while maintaining the peace of mind that your data is protected.
20 Offer remote access with greater peace-of-mind HRCRMRemotely access applications while keeping company data on the server, where it is backed up and up-to-date.Use capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 to enable easy remote access to applications, like accounting and CRM, that are hosted on-site – or in the cloud.Have the peace of mind that sensitive data is kept on the server, not the laptop or device.Offer a more seamless, “local-like” remote computing experience.Provide easy remote access to on-site applications, with the peace of mind that corporate data is kept on the serverWith a technology called “Virtual Desktop Infrastructure” or “VDI”, which is powered by Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2012 R2, you can enable secure remote access to applications that reside within your network. So if your employees are working at home, at a remote office, or on the road—whether on a PC or mobile device—they can get to the important applications and data they need. And you have the peace of mind in knowing your data is kept on the server—not on the remote PC or device.Today a lot of organizations are choosing to host business applications that are traditionally run on-site, like accounting and CRM software, in the cloud. As of January 1, 2014, organizations with Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) can provide remote access to applications hosted on Windows Azure. So you can use the same remote access platform for a consistent experience whether your applications are on-premises or in the cloud.Microsoft has invested in making remote computing experience as similar to working on a “local” PC as possible. Innovative Windows Server technologies help improve remote performance for graphics-intensive applications such as video, and enable a more seamless experience by reducing the disruptions caused by disconnections.Remote access functionality is built-in to Windows Server 2012 R2. With VMware, you would have to purchase vSphere 5.1 Essentials Plus, and then purchase add-ons with capabilities like this at an additional cost.Click here to jump to a slide in the appendix with more technical information on this solution.
22 Why pay more for VMware and get less? Why pay nearly $500 to get VMware and get less functionality than you get built-in to Windows Server 2012 R2?Business BenefitKey CapabilityWindows Server R2 Hyper-VvSphere Essentials 5.5Basic server virtualizationHypervisor-the fundamental virtualization layer for abstracting hardware resourcesReduce downtimeSimplified VM management, built-inMigrate running VMs with zero downtimeMigrate virtual storage with zero downtimeMigrate running VMs without any shared storage with zero downtimeImprove business continuityReplicate changed data at an interval of 30 seconds, 5 minutes, or 15 minutes for fast systems recoveryGet cost-effective, scalable storageEnable space to be easily allocated to servers, on a just-enough and just-in-time basisPriceBuilt-in at no extra cost with Windows Server 2012 R2$495 licensing price onlyMany customers are using or considering VMware for virtualization. Our question is “why pay more to virtualize?” Especially when you get less functionality?VMware charges about $500 to license vSphere Essentials, just for the license. And it doesn’t include many of the features that are built-in to Windows Server 2012 R2 at no additional cost. It doesn’t have the ability to migrate VMs or virtual storage without downtime—key capabilities that enhance business continuity. It doesn’t include VM replication to provide fast recovery from a disaster. And it doesn’t include data encryption of remote servers in less secure locations. Windows Server 2012 R2 includes all of these features and more, built-in. Why would you pay $500 for less functionality?For the fourth year in a row, Microsoft is included in the leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure.According to Gartner, “Leaders in this market have a clear strategy and road map for their offerings, understand virtualization's role in infrastructure and operations transformation, and have a clear vision with respect to private cloud, hybrid cloud, and public cloud computing (in terms of the role of virtualization).”See the full report here:Source information for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VM live migration capabilities:Source information for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V VM storage migration capabilities:Source information about Bitlocker data encryption:Source for vSphere Essentials features and pricing:andSource for VMware features and pricing: and
23 Now is a great time to modernize your server Take action now to avoid security and compliance risks and ensure continued compatibility.Now is a great time to upgrade to the latest Windows Server software, especially with major end-of-support milestones approaching. For Windows Server 2003 customers, Extended Support will end on July 14, 2015.End of support can present risks as there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.On January 13, 2015, Windows Server 2008 Mainstream Support will also come to an end.Upgrade now and get ahead of the game by taking advantage of the many new capabilities available in Windows Server 2012 R2.Windows Server 2003 End of Extended Support is July 14, 2015.Windows Server 2008 End of Mainstream Support is January 13, 2015.
24 Windows Server 2012 R2 – a major leap forward FEATURESWindows Server 2012 R2Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2008 R2Windows Server 2003 R2Scalability & PerformanceComputeEnterprise-Class Scale & Performanceü+üNetworkNetwork Interface Card (NIC) TeamingûVirtual Receive-side Scaling (vRSS)StorageLow-cost, highly available storage (SMBv3)Virtual hard disk format (VHDX)AvailabilityLive MigrationVirtual Machine Live CloningBusiness Continuity/ Disaster RecoveryFailure recovery through Hyper-V replicaSimplified ManagementServer Manager consoleFlexible, Affordable StorageStorage SpacesAutomatic storage tiers (HDD/SSD)Easy, Managed Remote AccessWindows Server Essentials ExperienceVirtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) powered by RDSWork FoldersIt is astounding when you look at the number of major technology advances Microsoft has delivered in Windows Server over the last ten years. A few of the key capabilities are highlighted in this table, which shows breakthrough innovations and enhancements in the areas of performance, availability, business continuity, data storage, and remote access.ü+ indicates enhancements were made to the prior version. For more detail, please see the Windows Server 2012 R2 Feature Comparison by Versions.
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30 Windows Server 2012 R2 Key features and capabilities
31 Top 10 Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-VGet the most out of your server hardware investment as you grow your business6Live Migration with RDMAUpgrade your applications and fix issues faster, without downtime2Hyper-V ReplicaKnow you’re prepared for the unexpected, with the ability to recover from system failure and get back online quickly7Virtual Machine Live CloningPerform IT maintenance tasks and troubleshooting by duplicating running VMs without downtime3Storage SpacesQuickly scale your data storage to meet your business needs at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions8Dynamic NIC TeamingEnsure more resilient connectivity and faster network performance4Windows Server 2012 R2 helps small and midsize businesses leverage the technology of today—and the future—whether by getting the most out of powerful, new servers, or by empowering employees to do business anywhere. Upgrade now and get your business ahead of the game for the long run.Hyper-VVirtualization built-in to Windows Server 2012 R2 enables you to run more applications and services on the same server, helping to get the most out of your hardware investment and reduce related costs, like IT maintenance and even power bills.Windows Server 2012 R2 supports massive scalability and can run your most demanding workloads, allowing you to take maximum advantage of your server hardware investment. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 provides industry-leading virtualization host support for 320 logical processors, 4TB of physical memory and 1,024 active virtual machines per host.Hyper-V supports 64-node clusters and 8,000 VMs per cluster. And it supports a 64 TB virtual disk format with the ability for online resize, i.e. the ability to grow or shrink a VHDX virtual disk dynamically while it is running—with no downtime.Hyper-V Replica: Multi-node and Configurable Replication IntervalHyper-V Replica, a feature introduced in Windows Server 2012, offers a cost-effective way to recover quickly and reduce data loss by automatically replicating your server to another location over a common broadband connection.Windows Server 2012 R2 adds the flexibility to customize your replication interval to 15 minutes, 5 minutes, or as little as 30 seconds, depending on your business needs. It also introduces multi-node Hyper‑V Replica, so you can replicate to a tertiary site for even greater reliability.Storage Spaces with Automatic TieringIntroduced in Windows Server 2012, Storage Spaces enables you to allocate storage to employees on a “just-enough and just-in-time” basis and quickly scale storage up or down as needed—functionality traditionally found in solutions costing as much as the entire annual IT budget of many businesses.Storage tiering, a new feature in Windows Server 2012 R2, takes advantage of the latest storage hardware to ensure files are stored optimally for fastest access. With storage tiering, low-cost, high-capacity spinning disks are used to store less frequently used data, while high-speed solid state disks are automatically used to store frequently used data.Remote Desktop Services (RDS) EnhancementsWindows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), powered by RDS, continues to enhance the user experience and management capabilities. The new features in R2 help you take advantage of core platform capabilities, such as storage tiering and data deduplication, to improve performance, scale and solution economics.With the R2 release, we are also introducing the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, which provides easy access to corporate desktops and applications from Windows, Windows RT, iOS, OS X and Android devices.Windows Server Essentials ExperienceWindows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions include the new Windows Server Essentials Experience role, which offers the features and benefits previously only available through the Windows Server Essentials edition, such as Remote Web Access and client computer backups.Windows Server Essentials Experience provides a simple management dashboard that makes it easy to deploy, manage, and backup your employees’ connected desktops and mobile devices. The Windows Server Essentials Experience role also supports remote and batch deployment via PowerShell and the Server Manager console, which can significantly help to simplify IT management for hosters and larger IT organizations.Live Migration with RDMALive Migration—which enables moving a running VM to another server without downtime—was introduced in Windows Server 2008, bringing major availability improvements. Windows Server 2012 included the ability to perform several live migrations at the same time and enabled Shared Nothing Live Migration and Storage Live Migration.With Windows Server 2012 R2, Live Migration now takes advantage of remote direct memory access (RDMA) technologies to dramatically increase migration speed by leveraging the power of your computer hardware. New live migration compression also improves migration performance by roughly 2X.Virtual Machine Live CloningNew for Windows Server 2012 R2, Virtual Machine Live Cloning enables the duplication of a Virtual Machine while it is running. This is ideal for upgrading or for troubleshooting and fixing application issues, without requiring any downtime.Dynamic NIC TeamingWindows Server 2012 provided built-in support for NIC Teaming, which improves network reliability by enabling failover between virtual network adapters. New with Windows Server 2012 R2, Dynamic NIC Teaming enables major network performance gains by automatically balancing network traffic to get the fastest throughput and avoid network disconnects.Virtual Receive-side Scaling (vRSS)New for Windows Server 2012 R2, vRSS takes advantage of multi-core computers to handle the most intensive workloads by enabling much higher network traffic loads. Previously only available with physical processors, RSS is now enabled for virtualized workloads (both for the Hyper-V host and for the VMs on that host).Server Message Block v3.0 (SMBv3) EnhancementsWindows Server 2012 R2 offers new enhancements to the SMBv3 protocol that offer major availability and performance improvements to support critical application services. These include transparent failover, SMB Direct, and SMB Multichannel to offer better resiliency and performance.Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) powered by RDSProvide employees the flexibility to work anywhere and have the peace of mind that your data is protected9Virtual Receive-side Scaling (vRSS)Take advantage of the power of multi-core computers to handle the most intensive workloads5Windows Server Essentials ExperienceOffer a consistent, well-managed experience across all the PCs and mobile devices in use by your organization10Server Message Block v3.0 (SMBv3)Reduce downtime and improve application performance
33 Hyper‑V Replica Replicate Hyper‑V VMs from a Primary to a Replica site 4/9/2017Hyper‑V ReplicaReplicate Hyper‑V VMs from a Primary to a Replica siteAffordable in-box business continuity and disaster recovery.Configurable replication frequencies of 30 seconds, 5 minutes and 15 minutes.Secure replication across network.Agnostic of hardware on either site.No need for other virtual machine replication technologies.Automatic handling of live migration.Simpler configuration and management.Primary siteReplica siteR2Replicate over WAN linkP1P2R1R3SMB file shareSANHyper-V ReplicaBusiness continuity is the ability to quickly recover business functions from a downtime event with minimal or no data loss. There are number of reasons why businesses experience outage including power failure, IT hardware failure, network outage, human errors, IT software failures, and natural disasters. Depending on the type of outage, customers need a high availability solution that simply restores the service. However, some outages that impact the entire data center such as natural disaster or an extended power outage require a disaster recovery solution that restores data at a remote site in addition to bringing up the services and connectivity. Organizations need an affordable and reliable business continuity solution that helps them recover from a failure.Before Windows Server 2012Beginning with Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper‑V and Failover Clustering can be used together to make a virtual machine highly available and minimize disruptions. Administrators can seamlessly migrate their virtual machines to a different host in the cluster in the event of outage or to load balance their virtual machines without impacting virtualized applications. While this can protect virtualized workloads from a local host failure or scheduled maintenance of a host in a cluster, this does not protect businesses from outage of an entire data center. While Failover Clustering can be used with hardware-based SAN replication across data centers, these are typically expensive. Hyper‑V Replica fills an important gap in the Windows Server Hyper‑V offering by providing an affordable in-box disaster recovery solution.Windows Server 2012 Hyper‑V ReplicaWindows Server 2012 introduces Hyper‑V Replica, a built-in feature that provides asynchronous replication of virtual machines for the purposes of business continuity and disaster recovery. In the event of failures (such as power failure, fire, or natural disaster) at the primary site, the administrator can manually fail over the production virtual machines to the Hyper‑V server at the recovery site. During failover, the virtual machines are brought back to a consistent point in time, and within minutes they can be accessed by the rest of the network with minimal impact to the business. Once the primary site comes back, the administrators can manually revert the virtual machines to the Hyper‑V server at the primary site.Hyper‑V Replica is a new feature in Windows Server It lets you replicate your Hyper‑V virtual machines over a network link from one Hyper‑V host at a primary site to another Hyper‑V host at a Replica site without reliance on storage arrays or other software replication technologies. The figure shows secure replication of virtual machines from different systems and clusters to a remote site over a WAN.Benefits of Hyper‑V ReplicaHyper‑V Replica fills an important gap in the Windows Server Hyper‑V offering by providing an affordable in-box business continuity and disaster recovery solution.Failure recovery in minutes. In the event of an unplanned shutdown, Hyper‑V Replica can restore your system in just minutes.More secure replication across the network. Hyper‑V Replica tracks the write operations on the primary virtual machine and replicates these changes to the Replica server efficiently over a WAN. The network connection between the two servers uses the HTTP or HTTPS protocol and supports both integrated and certificate-based authentication. Connections configured to use integrated authentication are not encrypted; for an encrypted connection, you should choose certificate-based authentication. Hyper‑V Replica is closely integrated with Windows failover clustering and provides easier replication across different migration scenarios in the primary and Replica servers.Hyper‑V Replica doesn’t rely on storage arrays.Hyper‑V Replica doesn’t rely on other software replication technologies.Hyper‑V Replica automatically handles live migration.Configuration and management are simpler with Hyper‑V Replica:Integrated user interface (UI) with Hyper‑V Manager.Failover Cluster Manager snap-in for Microsoft Management Console (MMC).Extensible WMI interface.Windows PowerShell command-line interface scripting capability.Hyper‑V role and toolsHyper‑V role and toolsHyper‑V cmdletsHyper‑V PS integrated UIHyper‑V cmdletsHyper‑V PS integrated UISend/receive replica trafficHyper‑V Management Module tracks and replicates changes for each virtual machineHyper‑V Management Module receives and applies the changes to the replica virtual machineBack to solution slide
35 VDI with Windows Server 2012 R2 Powered by Windows Server 2012 R2FirewallDesktop sessionsPooledVMsPersonalVMsRemote Desktop Services (RDS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)The main technology that powers Microsoft’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offering is Remote Desktop Services, part of Windows Server 2012 R2.1 Platform: RDS provides a single platform to deliver any type of hosted desktop, making it simple to deploy and easy to manage.1 Experience: RemoteFX provides a consistently rich user experience, irrespective of what type of virtual desktop is being accessed, or where the users are accessing their desktops from.3 deployment choices: RDS can host either Session based desktops, pooled VMs or personal VMs. So customers have the flexibility to deploy the right type of VDI desktop for their users, all from a single platform.With VDI in Windows Server 2012, we have focused on bringing to customers 3 main benefits:Efficient Management: It is now easy and simple to quickly get started with a VDI deployment. With Windows Server 8, customers can quickly and easily deploy a full VDI infrastructure in 5 -6 easy clicks, through a wizard based setup tool. Additionally, it is also easier to manage your VDI, through a unified management console, and intelligent and differentiated patching and updates for virtual desktops.Best value for VDI: With Windows Server 2012 R2, there are many features designed to improve the scale and flexibility of the VDI, while helping to drive down the cost of what is traditionally a costly and complex deployment model. User disks help IT persist user state upon logout within a pooled or session based collection, while Fair Share ensures that no individual VM or session hogs system resources such as memory, CPU and I/O. IT can also reduce CAPEX and OPEX spend on SANs by using more cost effective storage options such as SMB based file shares and direct attach storage, while session based desktops lower the cost and improve manageability of the VDI environment.Rich Experience Everywhere: Ultimately, we want to ensure that users get a local-like desktop experience, irrespective of what type of virtual desktop they have, or what type of network they are on. Enhanced features in RemoteFX ensure a consistently rich user experience on session or VM based VDI, even over a low bandwidth high latency network such as WAN.1 platform1 experience3 deployment choicesCorporate OfficeBranch OfficeHomePublic LocationBack to solution slide
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