Standards Support and Interoperability in Windows Server 2012: Storage, Networking, and Management

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Windows has always implemented formal and industry standards but the Windows Server 2012 mission to be a Cloud OS required us to take this to a new level with investments in storage, networking and management standards. For example, in Windows Server 2012 the WSMAN standard is now the primary management protocol, with DCOM provided for backwards compatibility. Clearly this is not your father’s Windows Server. This 200-level session covers formal “de jure” standards including management (such as SMI-S, WSMAN and CIM), networking (such as IPv6, IPSec, DCB, DCTCP, NVGRE, ECMA Power standards and RDMA), and storage (such as NFS and iSCSI). We describe the technology, how Windows supports it, what benefits it brings, and what you need to change/do in order to get those benefits. We also discuss “de facto” standards such as VSS and SMB and describe how Microsoft enables and promotes interoperability using conferences, protocol documentation, plugfests and more to make Windows Server 2012 the most interoperable operating system on the planet. IT pros should come learn how Windows Server 2012 simplifies the tasks of architecting and running systems and how you should update your equipment purchasing guidelines. Developers and Partners should come to learn about new opportunities and preferred mechanisms to interoperate with Windows Server 2012. #TEWSV308
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