Implementing Microsoft’s hypervisor-based server virtualization product can prove to be advantageous for your business. Flexibility, redundancy, scalability, and reduced cost of operations are just a few of the benefits offered from Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization.
- Free resources for the host
- The host requires maintenance that needs downtime or reboot
- The host is being decommissioned for any reason (old hardware, etc…)
- Moving guests from one host to another requires significantly less downtime than moving an OS from one physical server to another.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter: Run any number of software instances in physical and virtual operating system environments on a server.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise: Run any number of software instances in one physical server and any number of virtual operating system environments on the server.
Windows Virtual Desktop Access (Windows VDA): A standard benefit of Software Assurance and a stand-alone subscription-based license which allows roaming access to Windows virtual machines (VMs) from thin clients, third party, and non-Windows-based devices.
System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE): SMSE offers a comprehensive solution that includes Virtual Machine Manager and covers the managed node under the four main products of System Center. One SMSE license allows you to manage the physical operating system environment and up to four virtual ones on a licensed server.
REDUCE COST OF OPERATIONS
If you are considering ways to simplify administration of your IT operations, reduce cost and improve reliability, check out the possibilities of Microsoft’s Hyper-V.