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Virtualization Moves Datacenter Functionality to the Branch Office

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Published: June 2009

Do WAN access issues and costs keep you from providing the datacenter services in branch offices that benefit your corporate users? Learn how Microsoft IT uses Windows Server 2008 R2 and virtualization to deliver datacenter functionality to branch offices. Services at the branch office level include file and print management, offline folder redirection, operating systems and application distribution, and patch management. This has significantly improved service availability, lowered management costs, and reduced servers.

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  • IT Professionals
  • IT Managers

Introduction

Microsoft IT used a decentralized approach, leveraging Windows Server 2008 R2 and virtualization, to provide core services to branch offices.  Service availability has improved, management costs have decreased, and the number of dedicated servers in branch offices has been reduced.

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