To answer this question we need to take a closer look at the requirements for a server system to be considered cloud ready and then investigate the different features of Windows Server 2012 that does or does not meet these requirements. Windows Server 2012 is the official name of Windows Server code name “8” and is now on its Beta stage of development.
The first thing to consider here is the ability of the operating system to virtualize its resources, meaning to make them available as part of a shared pool and managed by an administrator. The main features Windows Server 2012 has here are:
- Hyper-V extensible switch – the Hyper-V switch from Windows Server 2008 is now enhanced to support extensions. It is a platform for you to extend the functionality of a virtual switch to whatever your organization needs.
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