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Cloud Networking Technologies

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The diagram above is interactive. To learn more about a specific networking and access technology, click a linked area in the diagram. You can also learn more about one of the other two main networking areas: Enterprise Networking Scenarios and Host Server Configurations, or get the overview of Networking Technologies.

Whether your organization is a cloud service provider or an enterprise, Windows Server Cloud Networking Technologies help you to:

  • Consolidate workloads and provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to tenants
    Hyper-V Network Virtualization benefits both private clouds for enterprise workload consolidation and public cloud providers of IaaS, with policy-based, software-controlled network virtualization that reduces management overhead and provides better flexibility and scalability for managing virtual machines (VMs).
  • Provide VM connectivity to physical and virtual networks
    The Hyper-V Virtual Switch is a software-based layer-2 network switch that includes programmatically managed and extensible capabilities to connect VMs to both virtual networks and the physical network. In addition, Hyper-V Virtual Switch provides policy enforcement for security, isolation, and service levels.
  • Ensure connectivity and manage network bandwidth
    NIC Teaming, also known as load balancing and failover (LBFO), allows multiple network adapters on a computer to be placed into a team for bandwidth aggregation and traffic failover, while Quality of Service (QoS) allows you to configure policies to prioritize traffic for latency-sensitive applications.
  • Speed application and server performance
    You can improve network and operating system performance with High Speed Networking features. In addition, you can increase the performance of your cloud networking infrastructure with Low Latency Technologies, Data Center Bridging, and Data Center TCP.