Performance Tuning for Server Hardware

Updated: September 28, 2014

You should select the proper hardware to meet your expected performance and power goals. Hardware bottlenecks limit the effectiveness of software tuning. This section provides guidelines for hardware to provide a good foundation for the role that a server will play.

There is a tradeoff between power and performance when choosing hardware. For example, faster processors and more disks will yield better performance, but they can also consume more energy. For more info about these tradeoffs, see Server Hardware Power Considerations in this section.

For more performance tuning guidelines, see Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2012 R2.

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