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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide Series provides concise planning guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products, helping to streamline and clarify design processes for unique infrastructure technologies and scenarios.

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Plan your Virtualization infrastructure with IPD guidance

Streamline and clarify your virtualization infrastructure design processes with concise planning guidance from Solution Accelerators. Each IPD guide addresses a unique virtualization infrastructure technology or scenario, providing critical architectural decisions that must to be addressed, available options, as well as available options and a means to validate design decisions to ensure that solutions meet requirements of both business and IT stakeholders.

Get started with IPD guides for Virtualization

  • New! System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
  • Dynamic Datacenter
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 (App-V) Updated for Windows Server 2008 R2!
  • Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology
  • Windows Server Virtualization
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios
  • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Terminal Services

What’s New

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization

IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager Beta now available
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager enables you to quickly identify what types of data to protect, what the recovery goals are, and what the protection strategy is for achieving those goals.
IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager now available!
This guide outlines the infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Operations Manager.

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  • AKOS Technology Services relies on IPD guides for enhanced consulting service delivery, helping to reduce administrative complexity and maximize IT investment value.
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