Hyper-V virtualization represents the foundation of Microsoft¡¯s vision for the cloud operating system.
Storage and networking are the walls that help support your virtualization infrastructure. Then, on top of everything, comes management and automation. Together, these different functionalities enable a wide range of cloud solutions that can meet the needs of any business. Virtualization is at the core of everything in most IT shops nowadays.
Networking is the underlying glue that holds your infrastructure together, makes possible the delivery of services, makes remote management a reality, and more. Networking improvements introduced previously in Windows Server 2012 included the following: Dynamic VMQ, Receive Side Scaling, Windows NIC Teaming, Quality of Service enhancements, Data Center Bridging, etc.
Maximizing the performance and efficiency of storage while helping to reduce costs was a major goal of Windows Server 2012, and the numerous new features and capabilities introduced in that platform now provide enterprises with new ways of squeezing the most out of shrinking IT budgets when it comes to storage.