Microsoft Virtual Academy
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As customers move past virtualizing their less critical systems and move onto the more powerful, more demanding, more mission-critical systems, it is very important that they have confidence that virtualization can provide what was previously available in the physical world. Performance is one of the key considerations to virtualizing these kind of workloads, and with the performance testing by ESG, along with the key scale and performance capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, it's clear that customers can successfully virtualize those workloads, without sacrifices, on a cost-effective virtualization platform. In this course, take that transformative journey and get tips to help you take advantage of new innovations which can help give you what you need to transform IT to deliver the business services that enable value—from infrastructure, to data, to apps and devices. The Microsoft solution to enabling this is the Cloud OS, our vision of the unified platform. Instructor | Matt McSpirit – Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager
Get the details on the massive scalability and performance for virtualizing SQL Server. See how to take advantage of the latest hardware innovations, like increased physical host scale, increased cluster scale, and increased virtual machine scale.
Learn more about Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V features and a number of advanced storage and networking capabilities and integration points that accelerate performance in these areas, while keeping costs low. When it comes to a workload like SQL Server, both the storage and the networking infrastructure are of incredible importance.
Explore optimal use of physical resources and how to easily add new virtual machines. Find out about Live Migration, SMB-Based Live Migration, and Live Migration with Compression, along with Failover Clustering for VM Resiliency with reduced Active Directory Dependencies and VM Monitoring.
Hear about the support provided for SQL Server. Find out how, on DBAs, you can choose to deploy SQL databases directly onto Windows Azure SQL Database and about how DBAs can deploy existing SQL Server VMs from Hyper-V to Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Learn about the key System Center components that play a part in managing the data center, topics for Operations Manager, infrastructure and application monitoring and alerting, and Service Manager. In addition, hear details on IT service management and IaaS self-service, along with Orchestrator, integration, and automation of key technologies and processes.
Explore self-service requests and how, through System Center Service Manager, DBAs, application owners, or development/test teams can request new SQL Server services. And learn how DBs and instances can be deployed on stand-alone or clustered SQL Servers automatically.
Take advantage of these resources to deepen your skills and knowledge.