Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) with Windows Server 2016 Preview

Manage resources holistically, with greater flexibility and increased resilience, by delivering storage, compute, and networking resources as a shared, elastic resource pool. With an infrastructure controlled by policy-driven software, the software-defined datacenter (SDDC) brings the flexibility of virtualization to your existing infrastructure. In this series, Microsoft Technical Evangelist Matt McSpirit sits down with engineers building Windows Server 2016 Preview / Microsoft System Center Technical Preview to help you get started with the software-defined datacenter.

What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Preview

Kick off the “Software-Defined Datacenter” series by learning how you can finally stop managing routine, manual, error-prone tasks and begin focusing on higher value improvement initiatives. Learn with real-life demo scenarios how Windows Server 2016 Preview is the cornerstone to the software-defined datacenter, with new automation features, enhanced virtualization functionality, software-defined networking, Nano Server, and containers to help optimize your environment and help reduce system downtime.

Windows Server 2016 Virtualization Deep Dive

Dive deeper into the software-defined datacenter. Learn how IT can progress and benefit beyond the virtualization foundation by building more flexible infrastructure with improved operational efficiency, security, and performance. Reduce confusion and complexity between environments with cloud-consistent service delivery through Windows Server 2016 virtualization.

A Deep Dive into Nano Server

Simplify your datacenter and spend less time on reboots, patching, managing storage, and fighting off attacks. Understand how Nano Server, a 20x smaller refactoring of Windows Server, empowers organizations to accomplish all their IT tasks—installation, configuration, image transfers, and reboot—faster. Available in Windows Server 2016, Nano Server enables you to deploy more quickly, simplify management, and buy fewer virtual machines. Learn how to build and manage Nano Server to tighten security, decrease resource consumption, and help boost ROI in the software-defined datacenter.