Hyper-V Blog: Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hybrid Clouds
12 June 2013 -- At TechEd 2013 in New Orleans last week, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on Windows Server 2012 R2 and for IT administrators with a mix of on-premise and cloud infrastructure, what they saw had to be exciting.
Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012, by the end of this year, will include hybrid cloud capabilities that make it easy for IT administrators to move workloads between private and public clouds.
A company or organization will be able to split their infrastructure between their own environment, a public cloud and a service provider, all organized by software-defined networking (SDN). SDN decouples network control from hardware and gives it over to a software application. A network administrator can shape network traffic from a centralized control console without having to change network switch rules.
Microsoft’s Hyper-V Network Virtualization will use SDN to allow a network to reach across private and service provider data centers. This will allow applications to burst into the cloud when load dictates and site-to-site VPN connections.