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  • 1. Windows Server 2012 R2 David J. Rosenthal President & CEO, Atidan May 2, 2014 Microsoft MTC – New York City
  • 2. Agenda Trends Windows Server: At the heart of the Cloud OS Customer challenges and opportunities Windows Server 2012 R2 capability overview Why choose Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server momentum Next steps
  • 3. Transforming IT to address new questions
  • 4. Customer Service Provider Microsoft Consistent Platform ONE With Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision, customers can…
  • 5. Windows Server Windows Azure Microsoft cloud experience
  • 6. Windows Server Windows Azure Bringing our learning to your datacenter Windows Server Windows Azure and many others….
  • 7. Customer challenges and opportunities
  • 8. Enterprise- class Simple and cost-effective Application focused User centric Requirement to provide scalable and reliable services. Always-on expectations of the business. IT budget pressure even with increasing expectations. Complex IT environments that are tough to manage. Volume of Web and cloud applications continues to build. Evolution of applications to hybrid cloud deployment models. Increasing number and variety of end-user devices. More pressure to enable access to corporate information for devices. Customer challenges and opportunities
  • 9. Windows Server 2012 R2 capability overview
  • 10. Windows Server 2012 R2: Overview
  • 11. Server virtualization IT demands Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers Support for demanding, critical business workloads Increased flexibility to move resources and workloads Leverage existing cross- platform investments Enterprise-class scale and performance. Virtual machine mobility. First-class citizen guest support for Linux. New levels of performance and cross-platform support
  • 12. 20GB Connection Gb Ethernet Live migration with RDMA High-performance live migration
  • 13. Workload mobility
  • 14. Workload mobility
  • 15. Memory content Workload mobility
  • 16. Workload mobility Modified memory pages
  • 17. Dynamic Memory MAXIMUM MEMORY
  • 18. Dynamic Memory MAXIMUM MEMORY
  • 19. Dynamic Memory MAXIMUM MEMORY
  • 20. Hyper-V Maximum memory Dynamic Memory
  • 21. Hyper-V Maximum memory Virtual machine starting with Hyper-V smart paging Maximum memory Maximum memory Paging file provides additional memory for startup Dynamic Memory
  • 22. Hyper-V Maximum memory Maximum memory Dynamic Memory Maximum memory
  • 23. Storage IT demands Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers Less expensive, enterprise-class storage solution Guaranteed high Service Level Agreements (SLA) Efficient management of storage resources High-performance storage on industry-standard hardware. Continuous application availability and robust recovery. Comprehensive storage management and backup. High performance and resiliency at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage
  • 24. Storage Spaces is in-box storage virtualization Now with automatic tiering across disk types Uses solid-state drives (SSD) and hard-disk drives (HDD) in a tiered storage space. Improved storage performance-per-dollar Can “pin” high priority files to the SSD tier Storage tiering Hard Disk Drives Hot data Cold data Solid State Drives
  • 25. Sign up Datacenter B System Center Virtual Machine Manager Hyper-V Replica replicates changes Health monitoring Orchestrates recovery plan for VMs or services in the event of an outage Create a recovery plan Create recovery plan Datacenter A System Center Virtual Machine Manager AD SQL Exch Configure AD SQL Exch Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager
  • 26. Currently using System Center Data Protection Manager. Introducing or replacing a backup solution. Only a few servers need protection. Introducing or replacing a backup solution. Currently using Windows Server Backup. Windows Azure Backup
  • 27. Networking IT demands Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers Simplified use of network resources in a multi-tenant, cross-premises environment Continuously available and resilient network infrastructure Greater control and more extensibility Software-defined network infrastructure. High-performance networking. Improved manageability and diagnostics. Hybrid networking with breakthrough levels of flexibility and performance
  • 28. Features • In-box multi-tenant edge gateway for seamless connectivity between physical and virtual networks. • Isolated virtual networks running on shared network infrastructure. • Standards-based automated network switch configuration. • Partner ecosystem support. Benefits • Open, extensible and standards-based solution. • Delivers flexibility, automation and control. • Seamlessly bridges on-premises and off- premises networks, physical and virtual. • Simplifies BYOIP scenarios and customer onboarding to service provider clouds. Software-defined networking
  • 29. Physical adapters Virtual adapters Teamed network adapter Teamed network adapter • Provides network fault tolerance and continuous availability when network adapters fail by teaming multiple network interfaces. • New in R2: enhanced LBFO performance. • Vendor agnostic and shipped inbox. • Provides local or remote management through Windows PowerShell or UI. • Enables teams of up to 32 network adapters. • Aggregates bandwidth from multiple network adapters. • Includes multiple nodes: switch dependent and independent. NIC teaming
  • 30. Physical adapters Virtual adapters Teamed network adapter Teamed network adapter • Provides network fault tolerance and continuous availability when network adapters fail by teaming multiple network interfaces. • New in R2: enhanced LBFO performance. • Vendor agnostic and shipped inbox. • Provides local or remote management through Windows PowerShell or UI. • Enables teams of up to 32 network adapters. • Aggregates bandwidth from multiple network adapters. • Includes multiple nodes: switch dependent and independent. NIC teaming
  • 31. • Inbox feature for integrated management of IP addresses, domain names, and device identities. • New in R2: virtualized IP address space management. • Tightly integrates with Microsoft DNS and DHCP servers. • Provides custom IP address space display, reporting, and management. • Audits server configuration changes and tracks IP address use. • Migrates IP address data from spreadsheets or other tools. Virtual IP address management 3 IPAM distributed architecture Domain IPAM Server (UK) DHCP, DNS,DC, and NPSservers IPAM Server (Bangalore) DHCP, DNS,DC, and NPSservers Domain IPAM Server (Hyderabad) DHCP, DNS,DC, and NPSservers Site: Hyderabad Branch office Site: Bangalore Branch office Site: UK Branch office IPAM server (Redmond) DHCP, DNS,DC, and NPSservers Site: Redmond Head office
  • 32. Server management and automation IT demands Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers Consistent management of diverse datacenter resources Efficient, local and remote management of server resources Cost-effective management of more tasks Standards-based management. Simplified multi-server management. Robust automation. Increased management efficiency for a diverse datacenter
  • 33. Maximize the value of using the Windows Management Framework Windows Management Framework
  • 34. Optional unattended deployment and configuration using Windows PowerShell. Familiar and seamless deployment experience that sets up the most fundamental roles for the primary server. Essentials functionalities are enabled via a dedicated server role in Windows Server Standard and Windows Server Datacenter. Windows Server Essentials Experience
  • 35. Key features Broader coverage • Rich management through more than 3,000 cmdlets. • Windows PowerShell Web Access. Higher performance • On-the-fly compilation—scripts run up to six times faster. • Performance improvements. Greater resiliency • Robust session connectivity. • Disconnected sessions. • Session configuration files. • Job scheduling. • Windows PowerShell Workflow. More intuitive • Integrated scripting environment 3.0: IntelliSense | Code Snippets. • Syntax simplification. • Cmdlet discovery and module auto-loading. • Updatable help. • Script-sharing. Windows PowerShell 4.0
  • 36. Web and application platform IT demands Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers Broaden the reach of your applications Increase performance and efficiency of applications and websites Reuse your IT development skills and knowledge Flexibility to build on-premises and in the cloud. Scalable and elastic application and web platform. Open web platform. Modern apps built and deployed to scale on-premises and in the cloud
  • 37. Windows Azure applications On-premises applications Programming symmetry
  • 38. Starts scaling NEGATIVELY when the number of cores increases beyond the point where memory synchronization outweighs the benefits of any additional cores Previous Internet Information Services versions on NUMA hardware Internet Information Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 on NUMA hardware Scales POSITIVELY with increasing cores, allowing organizations to benefit from their NUMA hardware investments Non-Uniform Memory Architecture • Processors can access local memory faster than remote memory. • A significant percentage of new servers have NUMA. • Designed for scale-up. NUMA-aware scalability
  • 39. Support for open source software Windows Web App Gallery Atom feed is consumed by the App Gallery itself, Web Platform Installer, Internet Information Services Manager, and participating hosting control panels. Web platform installer • Automates installation of the most popular ASP.NET and PHP apps through Windows Web App Gallery. • Simplifies discovery and acquisition of the Microsoft web stack. • Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2. Internet Information Services Hosting control panel Web Platform Installer tool Windows Web App Gallery Atom feed Developers follow three steps to submit an application to Windows Web App Gallery.
  • 40. Access and information protection IT demands Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers Controlled access to corporate data from user’s device of choice Common user identity to access on-premises and cloud resources Protect corporate data and maintain regulatory compliance Always-on remote access from trusted devices. Seamless, single sign-on access to application and data. Policy-based access and audit of corporate information. Consistent and flexible user access to corporate resources while protecting data
  • 41. Users can access corporate applications and data wherever they are. IT can use Windows Server Remote Access to provide seamless application access and automatic VPN connections with conditional access based on user and device validation. Users are provided with a common identity when accessing cloud-based resources. When a user registers their device it becomes known and “trusted” to provide device level authentication. IT can then publish access to resources based on registration plus the users identity. Controlled access to corporate data
  • 42. IT demands Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers Simplified roll-out and administration of a VDI environment Reduced time and cost to deploy virtual desktops and applications Consistent Windows experience across devices Efficient VDI management. Best value for VDI. Rich user experience. Virtual desktop infrastructure Great performance, easy to deploy and cost- effective
  • 43. Available with pooled virtual machine collections and remote desktop session host collections. Stores all user settings and data. Contains roaming user profile, Folder Redirection cache, and user environment virtualization. Roams with user within collection. Appears as a local disk and improves application compatibility. User profile disk With every virtual machine pool and remote desktop session host collection. User environment virtualization To apply roam settings across collections. Folder redirection To apply roaming user data across collections. To centralize user data backup. Benefits What should I deploy? User profile disk with pooled virtual machine collections. User profile disk with remote desktop session host collections. Personalization with user profile disk
  • 44. SMB Scale-out file server Dedup Cluster shared volumes Hyper-V VDI Storage de-duplication for VDI
  • 45. Corporate LAN Hardware & software GPUs, Rich multimedia, USB redirection. Internet or WAN Multitouch, WAN acceleration Single sign-on. Hardware and software GPUs Rich multimedia USB redirection RemoteFX over WAN Multi-touch WAN acceleration Single sign-on
  • 46. Best-in-class performance and scale for Microsoft workloads. Industry-leading 64-node clusters with 8,000 VMs. Live migration compression and RDMA enhancements. Hyper-V network virtualization and multi- tenant VPN gateway. 1,000,000 IOPS+ for storage on industry- standard hardware with storage tiering. Storage de-duplication, including for VDI. VM portability between Windows Server and Windows Azure. Consistent development model across environments. Common development tools to build applications on premises and for the cloud. Single sign-on and access enabled across devices with Workplace Join. Unified application and device management. Granular, policy-based data protection. Why choose Windows Server 2012 R2 Enterprise- class Simple and cost-effective Application focused User centric
  • 47. Windows Server momentum
  • 48. Domino’s Pizza Lance Shinabarger, VP, Global Infrastructure, Domino’s Pizza “If our store servers go down, a third of our business evaporates. It’s that simple. It’s absolutely critical that our store servers remain running, and with Hyper-V, we’ve reduced store downtime.”
  • 49. Aston Martin Daniel Roach-Rooke, IT Infrastructure Manager, Aston Martin “If you compare the two products, the number of virtual machines per host, the amount of memory per virtual machine, and the total amount of memory per cluster, Hyper-V is superior to VMware.”
  • 50. Telefonica Adrian Steel, Global Head of Infrastructure, Telefónica “[Our Microsoft-based private cloud] gives us the flexibility to move virtual machines around the globe quite easily. I’ve never had that capability before, ever.”
  • 51. Marquette University Dan Smith, Deputy CIO, Marquette University “The ability to use low-cost storage is a crucial benefit of Windows Server 2012. I estimate that we’ll save U.S.$53,000 on fiber-channel storage.”
  • 52. Microsoft US Windows Engineering Team Jeremy Russell, Senior Development Lead, US Windows Engineering Team, Microsoft “With Storage Spaces, we have the functionality of a SAN without the cost of a SAN. We’re able to use commodity hardware to achieve the same functionality at a far lower cost.”
  • 53. NTTX Select Philip Moss, Chief Technology Officer, NTTX Select “By using Storage Spaces, Hyper-V over SMB, and other new features, I eliminate big, lumpy capital expenditures.… I can buy inexpensive storage, buy only what I need, and scale in a completely linear manner.”
  • 54. Next steps
  • 55. Next steps: Cloud optimize your business with Windows Server 2012 R2
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  • 57. Appendix
  • 58. Windows Server 2012 R2: Cloud optimize your business 1. Live migration with RDMA. 2. Multi-node Hyper-V Replica. 3. Shared VHDX guest clustering. 4. Enhanced Linux integration services. 5. Hyper-V network virtualization. 6. Multi-tenant VPN gateway. 7. Low-cost, highly available file-based storage. 8. Storage Spaces with automatic tiering. 9. Storage de-duplication for VDI. 10. Cross-version live migration.
  • 59. Windows Server 2012 momentum