The professional IT world has gone way past having virtualization and cloud computing on the "thinking about it"
list. Virtualization and the cloud are here. The goals for these new technologies may vary with each IT organization,
but as a whole they are clear for all to see: Virtual infrastructure and cloud-based applications must deliver radical
flexibility, transcendent efficiency and performance, cost reductions, and quality of service. The advent of the new
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 operating system promises breakthroughs on all these fronts, especially when
powered by the AMD Opteron™ processors. AMD processors complement the innovations introduced in Windows
8 on numerous dimensions, ranging from NIC teaming and memory management to core density and system
management. The end result is a combination that allows organizations to cloud optimize their IT.