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Introductie Windows Server 2016

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4 C H A P T E R 1 | The software-defined datacenter Creating the Internet of Your Things Creating the Internet of Your Things means that the Internet of Things (IoT)—what Forrester Research has equated with the concept of a connected world—starts with your things. In other words, it's not about ripping out and replacing technology in your enterprise; it's about taking advantage of what you have and using it in new ways, adding to your current systems, and innovating and optimizing so that everything works better together. It's about connecting existing devices and tapping into existing data. And, it's about getting away from spending all your time simply running your business and instead capturing time to think about how to make it thrive. The Microsoft Cloud Platform gives you the ability to do this securely through the Azure IoT Suite of services. More info To read more about the Azure IoT Suite, go to cloud/products/sql-server/. Providing the right environment for application innovation Fostering application innovation is about utilizing the power of the .NET environment. .NET is Microsoft's development environment that businesses can use to code applications once and then deploy them to any device. Businesses need modern capabilities to develop apps quickly through repeatable iterations using hybrid IT and cloud services. They also need apps that run smoothly on new form factors and incorporate built-in technologies such as business intelligence (BI) and social networking. The Microsoft Cloud Platform provides a comprehensive suite of software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications, including support for team-based design, development, and deployment, through Microsoft Visual Studio. More info To learn more about Visual Studio, go to Unlocking insights on any data Unlocking insights on any data is about helping IT bring together structured, relational data inside the enterprise with unstructured, nonrelational data from the web. This includes both Big Data from the web and small data in terms of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and other apps within the firewalls—in other words, all data. It's about bringing together all of these different data sets to unlock insights for end users. The Microsoft Cloud Platform delivers the foundation for doing this in two ways: through Microsoft SQL Server and with Microsoft Power BI for Office 365. SQL Server gives businesses the tools to build mission-critical applications and Big Data solutions using high-performance, in-memory technology across online transactional processing (OLTP), data warehousing, BI, and analytics workloads, without having to buy expensive add-ons or high-end appliances. Power BI is a cloud service with which you can share, collaborate, and access your Microsoft Excel reports anywhere on any device. More info To read more about SQL Server, go to cloud/products/sql-server/. For more information on Power BI for Office 365, go to Transforming the datacenter Transforming the datacenter is about addressing the high levels of complexity involved in operating most datacenters today. Most of the energies of IT go into managing infrastructure, day after day. After this, the focus is on trying to consolidate servers and implementing virtualization to save money. What businesses actually need to do, though, is transform their datacenters by bringing in the cloud and by utilizing automation more effectively. Hybrid cloud makes it possible for IT to not simply think

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