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This session will cover the new deduplication for live VDI workloads with Windows Server 2012 R2 in addition to deduplication of traditional file server workloads introduced in Windows Server 2012. Last year, Windows Server 2012 delivered a new data deduplication feature designed to work on primary storage without impacting workloads running on the server. By using deduplication, customers can easily save over half of their data storage capacity. The ongoing drop in storage costs per GB has been more than offset by the ballooning growth of data, making storage efficiency a key priority for most enterprise IT departments. Now, with Windows Server 2012 R2, data deduplication will support not only VHD libraries and archives, but also active VDI files. This session will include demos, discussion of the mechanics, and show how to deploy and manage this important new in-box feature that can extend your storage budget with no additional hardware or software costs.
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