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Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Foundation

Reducing Storage Costs

Keith Mayer and myself kick off our new multi-part series today on how you can build your hybrid cloud environment with Windows Server 2012System Center 2012 and Windows Azure by laying down a quick overview of what we can expect for the series as well as diving into the new features found in Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Foundation.

Check out the full interview here: Building Your Hybrid Cloud Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Foundation


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