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White Paper
March 27, 2017
Author: Sander Berkouwer, IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft MVP

While Active Directory (AD) has been around since Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft has continued to make adjustments and introduce features in newer Windows Server releases, especially in Windows Server 2012. What’s New in Active Directory 2016 covers different AD features and the requirements to enable them.

Scalability boundaries: RID & DNT improvements, resource SID compression

Learn about two big changes made by Microsoft in Windows Server 2012, which now allow AD environments to grow more easily, and beyond the limitations encountered by AD administrators.

Deployment and migration features: Deferred index creation, virtualization safeguards, Domain Controller (DC) cloning and new promotion and upgrade processes

Microsoft has released many improvements to make DC deployment and migration better than ever. Have you ever wondered how to prevent possible issues after a schema update? Do you know how to make your DC aware of the virtual environment to prevent data loss? Have you thought about using DC cloning so you can quickly create a replica DC for DR purposes? Have you heard about the new ways to promote a machine to DC? How about preparing an automatic update for the AD domain and a forest for new versions? Keep reading this white paper, we've got you covered!

Security features: Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSAs), Kerberos Armoring (FAST), Protected Users, Authentication Policies and Policy Silos, Dynamic Access Control and Privileged Access Management (PAM)

In Windows Server 2012 and WS 2012 R2, a couple of features have been introduced to enable domain admins to further lock down their AD environments. One new security feature is the Flexible Authentication Secure Tunneling (FAST) or Kerberos Armoring. Start solving common security problems with Kerberos and make sure that clients will never return to less- secure legacy protocols or weaker cryptographic methods.

On top of all that security goodness, Windows Server 2016 brings Privileged Access Management (PAM) that allows admins to only have administrative privileges when they need them through auto-expiration of these privileges. Did you know that PAM is the only secure way you could actually regain control over a compromised AD environment without throwing it away?

Manageability features: Active Directory Administrative Center, GUIs, expanded functionality

Learn about Active Directory Administrative Center (dsac.exe), which was first introduced with Windows Server 2008 R2. Read about Active Directory Administrative Center’s serious overhaul in Windows Server 2012. In addition to providing Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to new features in Active Directory 2012, the functionality has expanded to manage features that were previously only manageable on the command line.

Mobility features

Has your organization adopted a Hybrid Identity approach towards Azure Active Directory? Your AD can help get the devices your users use into Azure Active Directory with the help of Azure AD Connect and (optionally) AD FS. These features are not just Windows 10 devices, either.

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Veeam Backup & Replication integrates with StoreOnce Catalyst client software to achieve source-side deduplication and virtual synthetic full backups, leading to more efficient backup data transfer, less network utilization and overall better performance in comparison to backup using traditional NAS protocols (CIFS and NFS). This guide covers the setup and configuration of Veeam Backup & Replication with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst for both on-site and off-site backup data retention.

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Oil & Gas companies are embracing the digital transformation as the key driver of business value. As data centers modernize and data vol¬umes grow, leaders depend on data Availability for competitive advantage and risk avoidance.

Data generation and storage are exploding. New applica¬tions are processing data from virtual¬ized storage environments as well as public and private clouds, users are often located in remote environments and merg¬ers are bringing together disparate storage and VM environments. In this context of transformation, Oil & Gas companies must find a way to maintain Availability for their Always-On Enterprise™.

Read this new IDG Enterprise white paper, 10 Availability Lessons Leading Digital Transformation in the Oil & Gas Industry, to learn:

  • How the energy industry leverages data for business value
  • Why data dependence will only increase for Oil & Gas companies
  • Key data Availability guidelines that facilitate the digital transformation
  • How to keep exploration and production (E&P), pipeline operations and energy delivery available
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The digital economy has transformed the retail industry in several significant ways. Internet and mobile technologies now enable retailers to reach more consumers than ever, while also generate vast amounts of data and critical applications that need to be available anytime, anywhere and from any device.

This exponential growth of data over recent years has opened the door to new opportunities. At the same time, though, it has led to unprecedented management challenges for retail IT stakeholders.

Read this new IDG enterprise white paper, 6 Availability Lessons to Successfully Enable Digital Transformation in Retail, to learn more about:

  • New digital-era opportunities for retailers
  • Unprecedented challenges for retail IT stakeholders
  • Data explosion causes and why data Availability is crucial to business success
  • How retailers can enable data Availability to ensure business continuity
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The rapid growth of Microsoft Office 365 is creating opportunities for IT managers to leverage Exchange Online as an efficient cloud-based email platform. But, Office 365 also brings challenges, particularly in meeting today’s stringent Availability, cost control and regulatory compliance requirements. By using modern Availability software, IT can leverage on-premises backup and recovery to assert greater control over Office 365 access and protection.

With the right solution in place, IT managers can reduce costs, improve Availability and maintain control of vital email data to meet their most stringent data protection, compliance and e-discovery requirements.

Read this white paper and learn:

  • Office 365 Email challenges
  • What to look for in an Office 365 Availability solution
  • How to choose the right solution for Office 365
  • And more!
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The IDC Executive Summary – Using Veeam® in the New Race to Zero: Customer Survey Results, focuses on business results our customers have achieved in using Veeam Availability solutions.

Key findings:

  1. After adopting Veeam, customers realized an overall 90.9% SLA attainment
  2. Veeam customers reported 77% average restore time reduction, 3X faster recoveries from unplanned downtime and 2.5X fewer failures than with previous solution
  3. Veeam customers reported saving an average of 10.2 hours per year in downtime, which using the industry average cost of $100,000 per hour represents more than $1 million in savings
  4. And much more!

View the FREE executive summary to learn how Veeam helps customers achieve minimal downtime and the solutions needed to enable the Always-On Enterprise™.

Download the full report to learn more!

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In the new IDC research, Veeam® Customer Survey: Using Veeam in the New Race to Zero, they surveyed 975 companies on the following business-oriented topics: SLA compliance, solution reliability, cost impact and personnel efficiency. The research focused on experience and business results Veeam customers have achieved in using our solutions and now we are proud to share the results:

  1. Veeam customers reported reducing (improving) SLAs, yet increased attainment from 70.7% to 90.9%, a 20.2% improvement
  2. Veeam customers reported saving an average of 10.2 hours per year in downtime, which using the industry average cost of $100,000 per hour represents more than $1 million in savings
  3. Two-thirds of Veeam customers reported reducing staff time for B/R activity and redirected that time to other tasks
  4. Veeam customers were able to reduce spending on both on premise and off-premise backup infrastructure.
  5. And much more!

View the full research to learn how Veeam helps customers achieve minimal downtime and the solutions needed to enable the Always-On Enterprise™.

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The Enterprise Services Group (ESG) puts Veeam® Availability Suite™ and Cisco UCS solution to the test in a series of hands-on evaluations paired with customer surveys. The lab tests and surveys confirm the solution’s ease of deployment and management, operational efficiency and price/performance compared to other purpose-built solutions on the market.

Read this ESG Lab Validation Report to learn how Veeam Availability Suite, with Cisco UCS:

  • Enabled the best use of advanced features in both products
  • Handled multiple workloads effortlessly
  • Delivered economic value on multiple levels, delivering a significantly lower cost per TB than other vendors
  • Recovered data quickly and at an extremely granular level, from whole VMs down to individual files and application objects
  • And more!
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Author: Brian Maher, Senior Manager, HPE Alliance Product Marketing, Veeam Software

Read this joint Veeam® and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ransomware solution brief that details the rise in ransomware attacks, the business and IT risks of ransomware and explains how the integration of HPE storage platforms and Veeam software can be deployed to combat any ransomware attempts by hackers.

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