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Reasons to Move to Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
1. Reduce Infrastructure Costs Through Consolidation Consolidating multiple workloads onto a single hardware platform enables you to reduce physical server sprawl and to support your business with less hardware, resulting in lower equipment costs, lesser electrical consumption for server power and cooling, and reduced physical space requirements. Furthermore, flexible licensing policies for virtualization allow organizations to deploy a consolidation solution that best meets their needs. Consolidating servers through Hyper-V also enables those servers to take advantage of robust networking support, including VLAN, Network Address Translation (NAT), and Network Access Protection (NAP) policies (quarantine). 2. Virtualize the Most Demanding Workloads Hyper V supports 64-bit guest operating systems, offering you the flexibility to consolidate 32-bit and 64-bit workloads in the same environment. Organizations can virtualize infrastructure workloads on Server Core to run these workloads in their most reliable configurations. In addition, support for up to 4 virtual processors and up to 64 Gb of RAM per virtual machine (VM), along with the new I/O architecture, help optimize scalability and efficiency. With the ability to assign multiple, shared processors to each virtual machine alogn with fine grained resource controls, even the most demanding and resource-intensive server applications can be virtualized. There are different licensing restrictions for each version of the windows server depending on your needs so you can use Windows Virtual Server Hosting according to your altered needs. 3. Virtualize for High Availability Leveraging the clustering capabilities of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Datacenter editions, Hyper-V provides support for highly available virtual machines. Clustering and Network Load Balancing features support increased availability for planned and unplanned downtime, helping to improve business continuity. The minimal Server Core installation option reduces the need for patching and rebooting, and also decreases memory resource consumption, freeing up memory to be used by virtual machines 4. Improve Security and Reliability with Microkernelized Hypervisor The Hyper V micro kernelized hypervisor architecture is designed to minimize attack surface and to enhance security, particularly with Hyper-V as a Server Core role. The hypervisor contains no device drivers or third-party code, promoting a more stable, thin, and secure foundation for running VMs, especially when compared to virtualization platforms based on a monolithic hypervisor. Hyper-V also provides strong role-based security through Active Directory integration and enables virtual machines to take advantage of hardware-level security features, like the execute disable (NX) bit, further helping to increase the security of virtual machines. 5. Protect Important Data Using Live Backup The Hyper-V virtual machine Snapshot feature quickly captures the state of a running VM, including data, configuration, and running processes, allowing you to easily restore a VM to a previous state. It is especially useful for implementing complex or high-risk configuration changes, giving you the option to simply roll back the changes if something goes wrong. Hyper-V also uses the Windows Server 2008 Volume Shadow Copy Service to enable fast and reliable disaster recovery, and to minimize interruption, even after natural disasters or hardware failures. 6. Reduce Costs of Operations Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization can greatly reduce cost of operations. By purchasing a powerfulDedicated GPU Server Hosting you can virtualize all or most of your entire infrastructure while reducing the cost of hardware and maintenance. With all of your resources consolidated and centralized into a few locations administration becomes much simpler.
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