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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide Series

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide series provides concise planning guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products. IPD guides help to streamline and clarify design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario.

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IPD guides provide:

  • Concise planning guidance to design an infrastructure for Microsoft technologies
  • A means to validate design decisions with the business to ensure that the solution meets the requirements of both business and infrastructure stakeholders
  • Identification of the critical decisions that need to be addressed and available options
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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide Series

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.
New IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
This guide leads you through the process of identifying the business and technical requirements for managing virtualization, designing integration with System Center 2012 - Operations Manager if required, and then determining the number, size, and placement of the VMM servers. This guide helps you to confidently plan for the centralized administration of physical and virtual machines.
 

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