Core Infrastructure Optimisation

Through the Microsoft Infrastructure Optimization (IO) sales priorities—Core Infrastructure and Business Productivity Infrastructure—we communicate our customer vision for an optimized IT infrastructure. Our goal is to advance an organization's infrastructure optimization and capabilities to deliver an increased level of business agility, IT cost and risk reductions, and enable IT departments to realize the full value of their infrastructure investments. This helps establish IT as a strategic partner to the business and shows that they can initiate innovation and align to changing business needs by connecting people, information, and business processes.

With Microsoft IO solutions, customers can use Core Infrastructure Optimization (Core IO) and Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) to determine the current level of their IT infrastructure, establish a technology vision for the future, and build a clear and actionable roadmap based on their new and existing Microsoft and industry technologies. The IO roadmap includes supportive technical capabilities that provide a comprehensive set of solutions to help advance a customer's infrastructure optimization levels toward a more dynamic IT. Each capability has four optimization levels—basic, standardized, rationalized, and dynamic. The Core IO and BPIO models and capabilities allow customers to gain a realistic view of the state of their current IT infrastructure and develop a blueprint for transforming that infrastructure into a cost-effective business asset that enables people to drive business success.

Core Infrastructure Optimisation

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 2010 includes:

  • an enhanced conversation view that automatically arranges messages into threads, regardless of their location in the inbox
  • MailTips that inform users about details that could result in unnecessary or undeliverable e-mail messages, before they click send
  • New integrated support for instant messaging (powered by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2) and SMS text messaging in Outlook Web App
  • The best three-screen user experience available through Outlook on the desktop, Outlook Web App in the Web browser, and Exchange ActiveSync, the de facto industry standard for mobile devices.
Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft System Centre

The System Centre family is comprised of the following products:

  • Configuration Manager - comprehensively assesses, deploys, and updates servers, client computers, and devices-across physical, virtual, distributed, and mobile environments.
  • Operations Manager - enables customers to reduce the cost of data center management across server operating systems and hypervisors through a single interface.
  • Data Protection Manager - delivers unified data protection for Windows servers such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization and file servers
  • Virtual Machine Manager - enables centralized management of physical and virtual IT infrastructure, System Centre Essentials
  • Service Manager - delivers an integrated platform for automating and adapting IT Service Management best practices to your organization's requirements.
Microsoft System Centre

Microsoft SharePoint

  • Sites - SharePoint 2010 Sites provides a single infrastructure for all your business Web sites. Share documents with colleagues, manage projects with partners, and publish information to customers.
  • Composites - SharePoint 2010 Composites offers tools and components for creating do-it-yourself business solutions. Build no-code solutions to rapidly respond to business needs.
  • Insights - SharePoint 2010 Insights gives everyone access to the information in databases, reports, and business applications. Help people locate the information they need to make good decisions.
  • Communities - SharePoint 2010 Communities delivers great collaboration tools—and a single platform to manage them. Make it easy for people to share ideas and work together the way they want.
  • Content - SharePoint 2010 Content makes content management easy. Set up compliance measures "behind the scenes"—with features like document types, retention polices, and automatic content sorting—and then let people work naturally in Microsoft Office.
  • Search - SharePoint 2010 Search cuts through the clutter. A unique combination of relevance, refinement, and social cues helps people find the information and contacts they need to get their jobs done.

Microsoft SharePoint

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

With Hyper-V, it's easier than ever to take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization through Windows Server 2008 R2. Optimize your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines running on a single physical machine, efficiently run multiple different operating systems in parallel, on a single server, and fully leverage the power of x64 computing.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

Key Features of Hyper-V

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V adds new features to the first version of Hyper-V. For example, by using live migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, you can migrate running VMs from one physical computer to another, and add or remove storage from a VM while it is running. In addition, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V takes better advantage of physical computer hardware with greater processor support and deeper support for physical computer hardware.

  • Live Migration
  • Increased Hardware Support for Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Cluster Shared Volumes
  • Improved Cluster Node Connectivity Fault Tolerance
  • Enhanced Cluster Validation Tool
  • Improved Management of Virtual Data Centers
  • Improved Virtual Networking Performance
  • Increased Performance and Reduce Power Consumption
  • Enhanced Networking Support
  • Dynamic VM storage
  • Broad OS Support
  • Network Load Balancing
  • New Hardware Sharing Architecture
  • Virtual Machine Snapshot
  • Extensible

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