Organizations have adopted, or are adopting, virtualization as the stan­dard platform for server operating sys­tems. However, certain types of systems—often Tier-1 applications—have remained “bare-met­al” bound due to requirements for performance, redundancy and High Availability which could not previously be met because of limitations in both scalability and functionality of virtualiza­tion solutions.

Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V brings significant advancements in its hypervi­sor solution, enabling virtualization of almost any server application scenario and an ideal platform for all application tiers. This essential guide focuses on these new scenarios and the capabilities that enable them.