Posted by: kurtsh | April 30, 2015

DOWNLOAD: Free ebook, “Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking”

imageWe’re happy to announce the release of our newest free ebook, Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking (ISBN 9780735695672), by Microsoft TechNet and the Cloud Platform Team; Series Editor: Mitch Tulloch.

You only have to perform a quick web search on “deploying Hyper-V,” “configuring Storage Spaces,” or “understanding Hyper-V Network Virtualization,” to realize that a wealth of information is available across Microsoft TechNet, blogs, whitepapers, and a variety of other sources. The challenge is that much of that information is piecemeal. You’ll find an excellent blog post on configuring Storage Spaces, but the networking configuration used is vastly different from the whitepaper you’ve found that guides you through configuring network virtualization. Neither of these sources align with a bare-metal Hyper-V deployment article you’ve been reading. The point here is that it’s difficult to find a single end-to-end resource that walks you through the deployment of the foundation of the Microsoft software-defined datacenter solution, comprising software-defined compute, storage, and networking, from the racking of bare-metal servers, through to the streamlined deployment of virtual machines (VMs). This book does just that.

Providing a POC deployment, this book gives the what, why, and the how of deploying the foundation of a software-defined datacenter based on Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. If you’re an IT professional, an infrastructure consultant, a cloud architect, or an IT administrator, and you’re interested in understanding the Microsoft software-defined datacenter architecture, the key building blocks that make up the solution, the design considerations and key best practices, this book will certainly help you. By focusing on a POC scale, you can implement a solution that starts small, is manageable, and is easy to control yet helps you learn and understand why we chose to deploy in a certain way and how all of the different pieces come together to form the final solution.


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