Cut your network port count per server by 50% with Windows Server 2016

This post was authored by Don Stanwyck, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server. Network complexity is largely driven by the number of nodes connected to it and the number of paths between them. The situation is compounded when multiple protocols operate over the shared resource. Windows Server 2016 simplifies the network by decreasing the number of… Read more

Zero to SDN in under five minutes, Part 2

This post was authored by Jason Messer, Principal PM Manager, Windows Server.   Deploy a cloud application quickly with the new Microsoft SDN stack. Introduction Part 1 of this blog post series introduced the Windows Server 2016 SDN Stack, a three-tier cloud application and PowerShell deployment scripts. Part 2 builds on the core SDN concepts,… Read more

Zero to SDN in under five minutes

Deploy a cloud application quickly with the new Microsoft SDN stack You might have seen this blog post recently published on common data center challenges. In that article, Ravi talked about the challenges surrounding deployment, flexibility, resiliency, and security, and how our Software Defined Networking (SDN) helps you solves those challenges. In this blog post series… Read more

Can Datacenter Networking Get More Complicated?

Sure. You bet it can. It seems like there are infinite possibilities for networking difficulties and complications. That’s why so many organizations are afraid of it. But there’s a popular solution to datacenter networking that’s actually simplifying the process in organizations around the world! Find out all the details in a new MVA training course… Read more

Software Defined Networking (SDN): Double-Clicking into our Point of View

A couple of weeks ago we spoke about our approach to Software Defined Networking (SDN) – an approach that is open and extensible, driven by experience and most importantly, one that lets you leverage your existing investments. Over the last few months, we have also spoken in detail about this with thousands of customers at… Read more

Transforming your Datacenter with Software-Defined Networking (SDN): Part I

With server virtualization, you are able to decouple a compute instance from the underlying hardware.  That enables you to pool compute resources for greater flexibility. However, to truly transform your datacenter, you’ve also got to deliver your storage, compute, and networking resources as a shared, elastic resource pool for on-demand delivery of datacenter capacity. Indeed,… Read more