A big win for Microsoft is with companies looking to cut the cost of virtualization. Windows Server 2012 comes with Hyper-V 2012, Microsoft's own cloud service tools. If you run a small IT shop, it doesn't always make sense to buy VMware's vSphere 5, which is more expensive and might be more than you need. With an eye toward growing companies, Microsoft is updating its Hyper-V bundles. Most recently it updated its SMB 2.2 to 3.0 to deliver high-availability clusters using moderately priced servers along with host-to-host VM replication.
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