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Introductie Windows Server 2016

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81 C H A P T E R 4 | Networking C H A P T E R 4 Networking By Yuri Diogenes and David Branscome In this chapter, we look at the new networking features within Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview. Specifically, we will discuss the improvements around software-defined networking and how consistency between the Azure network concepts and implementations is being brought on premise with Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview. We will also take a look at the Web Application proxy and what has been updated in Windows Server 2016. Software-defined network As the evolution of software-defined datacenters (SDDCs) continues, traditional networking methods such as virtual local area networks (VLANs) begin to become difficult to manage and maintain. The requirements to centrally manage and control the network landscape directly from software to dynamically create what is needed when it is needed is a key piece to this evolving concept. Introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2, software-defined networking (SDN) has evolved further to become more Azure consistent. In this section, we want to dive into the following areas: Network virtualization Network Controller Remote Access Service (RAS) Gateway Multitenant Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Router Software load balancer Datacenter firewall Network virtualization For IT pros managing the IT infrastructure, efficiency in hardware resources is a major consideration in the decision-making process. In the past decade, this mindset has contributed to bringing virtualization into the mainstream enterprise and achieving the efficiency of have a one-host-to-

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