Microsoft hyper-v - virtualization software for windows server
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Virtualisation is an important part of doing business with modern technology. Using virtual machines that have been abstracted from their physical counterparts can provide benefits such as decreased capital and operational costs, and improved workplace efficiency. By effectively leveraging virtualisation technologies to your advantage, your organisation can ensure smooth operations.
Microsoft’s virtualisation software, Hyper-V, is a hypervisor that allows your organisation to create and host virtual machines, like desktops and servers, on x86-64 systems. These systems can then be exposed to your computing infrastructure through your network, effectively allowing your team to access mission-critical information, cloud-based applications, and even a full virtual desktop infrastructure, without running the information locally on their own workstations or thin clients.
EASILY MANAGE YOUR VIRTUAL SERVERS, DESKTOPS, AND OTHER NETWORKING HARDWARE.
Hyper-V allows your business to create virtual machines, like servers and desktops, and host them in an online environment. You can then connect your business workstations and thin clients to them. A simple user interface means that your organisation can easily add, remove, and delete virtual machines as the need arises.
LESS MACHINES MEANS FEWER RESOURCES USED.
When you virtualise your servers and workstations using Hyper-V, you are essentially abstracting the software from the physical component, allowing you to store the software and deploy it through a virtual environment. This means that you no longer have to rely on multiple servers to host all of your data and applications. This naturally leads to a decrease in operational costs, like electricity and air conditioning, that might be required to optimise the functionality of your hardware.
CONTROL YOUR PARAMETERS AND NETWORK RESOURCES.
Virtualising your business’ hardware solutions is only as valuable as how you manage your network’s resources. This includes delegating how much memory each individual virtual machine is capable of using at any given time. Hyper-V allows for control over your virtual resources, so you can know with certainty that your resources are being deployed in the most efficient manner possible. Furthermore, if your organisation uses legacy applications, you can more easily run them on virtual servers, which makes upgrading your technology easier than ever.
LEVERAGE VIRTUALISATION TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
There are plenty of other reasons why Hyper-V is a valuable investment, but the solution practically speaks for itself. By using Hyper-V to take full advantage of your organisation's technology, your business can get a leg-up on its competition. Better yet, Microsoft Hyper-V will be available on Windows Server 2016 when it releases later in 2016. If you’re planning on making a shift to a new server operating system, or are interested in using virtualisation to improve your bottom line, give Oh-Tech a call at 03334 000 595.
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