It's almost time for Ignite, where Windows Server 2016 will have it's official launch, and I've gone through the session listing o give an idea of which ones might be appropriate for you to check out next week when the recordings start to become available. I'll kick off with Hyper-V in today's post, and then a few more areas of focus over the rest of the week.
Applications need to be always available, globally accessible, scalable, and secure in today’s 24/7 economy. Businesses must be able to deploy rapid updates and revisions at a lower cost with fewer resources than ever before to be competitive. Containers are an amazingly powerful technology for building, deploying and hosting applications that have been proven to reduce costs, improve efficiency and reduce deployment times - making it a hot new feature in Windows Server 2016. We dive into the architecture features of the new container technology, talk about development and deployment experiences and best practices, along with some of the new Windows innovations such as Hyper-V Containers and Active Directory backed container identity.
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and the Nano Server deployment are predicted to quickly become the most popular Hyper-V platform, and here is your chance to see the different tools and techniques that businesses of all sizes are using to manage their virtual infrastructure. Join Symon Perriman (ex-Microsoft evangelist and Hyper-V MVP) to hear best practices for deploying and managing Nano Server, Hyper-V and Failover Clusters.
Discover how Windows Server 2016 brings you hyper-converged solutions. We heard your feedback - you asked for the ability to run software-defined storage with local disks on Hyper-V clusters. We demonstrate how Storage Spaces Direct and Hyper-V on the same cluster provides streamlines deployments and management with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI).
Maintaining strong separation between Hyper-V administrators and sensitive VM-workloads is highly desirable—separation that today isn’t achievable. However, we know that customers virtualize sensitive workloads anyway—running content servers and even domain controllers in VMs is now commonplace. In doing so, additional attack vectors are exposed and the overall security of the workload is weakened. Hosters want to assure their customers that they can protect tenant VMs + data from the hosters datacenter administrators while allowing tenants to continue to meet regulatory and compliance requirements. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Shielded VMs provide a first-of-its-kind solution that does just that!
Discover the new features and possibilities with Hyper-V in Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Come to this session to get a fly-by of everything there is, lots of demos and to learn about some features that you may not have yet uncovered.
It is very important for companies to realize the true value of virtualization and how to get more servers (thus having more services) in any size IT department. Microsoft trainers and consultants see how many companies do not take full advantage of Microsoft Windows Server and Hyper-V in their organizations. This is a great session to help IT Professionals and corporate decision makers to truly understand that an invest now with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V will save them thousands of dollars in equipment and manpower in the future.
Shielded Virtual Machines (VMs) are new with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. We explain the types of attacks that are possible today and then walk you through how things change with shielded VMs. This includes the protection of virtual machines against malicious Hyper-V admins and malware attacks in both the public and private cloud. We describe how the tech works to help you to ensure that the Hyper-V fabric that's running your Shielded VMs is healthy. We also show you how you can build an infrastructure that runs shielded VMs to achieve a guarded fabric.