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66 Hyper-V Bulks Up Microsoft added new capabilities to its virtualization platform, Hyper-V, which analysts say makes it more competitive with alternatives such as VMware vSphere. For example, the latest iteration of Hyper-V significantly increases support for host processors, memory volumes and virtual machine (VM) workloads. e platform can now accommodate up to 32 virtual processors and one terabyte of memory for Hyper-V guests, while a new virtual hard disk format supports capacities up to 64 terabytes. Windows Server 2012 also offers new features for managing virtualized environments. With Microsoft's Share-Nothing Live Migration, IT managers can create or copy a VM on one Hyper-V host and migrate it to another Hyper-V host without interrupting service to end users. enhancements in Windows Server 2012. For example, IT managers can connect to cloud services using a common identity and management framework. With identity federation, the OS maintains security for applications that reside either on premises or in the cloud with consistent, centrally managed authentication and authorization services, according to Microsoft. In addition, virtual private networks (VPNs) secure communication between data centers and cloud providers. Server manufacturers are taking notice of the various cloud options now available in Windows Server 2012. HP announced an expansion of its Converged Cloud portfolio, which offers pre-integrated configurations of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft System Center 2012 and other HP and Microsoft technologies. e package is designed to make it easier for organizations to launch private and hybrid cloud environments, according to HP. "As organizations move to private clouds, they are looking for a simplified approach that minimizes risks, increases their flexibility and allows for greater cost savings," says Stephen DeWitt, senior vice president for HP's Enterprise Group. " rough this relationship with Microsoft, we're providing entities with a trusted, single-source experience to provide them an easy on-ramp to cloud." " e HP Converged Cloud solutions with Windows Server 2012 give organizations a clear path to go beyond virtualization and accelerate their journey to the cloud," adds Michael Park, corporate vice president of Windows Server marketing at Microsoft. Windows Server 2012 accomplishes this by mirroring writes to the source and destination storage while the move is occurring. " is offers the ability to move live, running virtual machines using nothing but the software and the networking stack that ships with Windows Server 2012," Desai says. "As a result, organizations can use just the built-in file server to do automated live migrations of virtual machines to set up clusters and to migrate between storage resources. In the past, managers needed shared storage using, for example, storage area network [SAN] technology and all the necessary hardware to support it." More Choices for Server Management Some IT managers may see benefits in new tools for managing physical and virtual servers. " e ability to make IT more efficient is a particularly important aspect of Windows Server 2012 because it is so much more automation friendly," says Don Jones, a principal technologist with the consulting firm Concentrated Technology and an instructor with CBT Nuggets, an IT training company. e biggest news for server management is that the latest edition of Microsoft's PowerShell scripting framework now enables IT managers to control their Windows Server 2012 TURN TO OUR SOFTWARE LICENSE SPECIALISTS FOR ALL YOUR SOFTWARE NEEDS AND QUESTIONS. VISIT CDWG.com/software-management TO LEARN MORE. (with 26% planning to deploy the new edition within two years.) Percentage of technology decision-makers in North America who say they're currently testing Windows Server 2012: Source: Windows 8 Survival Guide: Server 2012, InformationWeek, September 2012