Virtualization Technologies come up North

We have successfully started the implementation of Microsoft Hyper-V, a new technology that adds to the power of the Windows Server 2008 platform.

ServerHyper-V represents the next era of virtualization, allowing administrators and hosting customers to get the most out of their sever investments and usage. What sets it apart from other virtualization platforms is the ability to run a number of different operating systems in parallel on a single physical server allowing to take full advantage of 64-bit computing.

Server Consolidation

Hyper-V consolidates multiple servers within a single system that simplifies management processes while reducing costs and maintaining competitive benefits such as flexibility, scalability, reliability and security. Aside from saving money on individual servers, this type of virtualization also provides for lower processing power, cooling and management costs. This results in improved flexibility that allows for the integration of 32-bit and 64-bit operations in the same environment.

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

serverBusiness continuity refers to the ability to reduce both scheduled and unscheduled downtime. This includes time lost due to routine operations such as backup and maintenance as well untimely events caused by failures and outages. Hyper-V offers extensive business continuity features such as live backup and seamless migration capabilities that enable organizations to meet demanding. Fast, reliable disaster recovery and business continuity tools help to ensure minimal data loss and enhanced remote management capabilities.

Improved Testing and Development

Testing and development are usually the first functions businesses take advantage of with virtualization technology. The use of virtual machines allows development staff to create and test a wide range of scenarios in a secure, self-contained environment. Hyper-V enables the maximum utilization of test hardware, helping to reduce costs, improve test coverage and life cycle management. With support for numerous operating systems and checkpoint features, this virtualization solution makes an excellent platform for test and development environments.

Server virtualization becomes a hot commodity in the North communities for the potential of benefits that can be weighed on the scales of cost and performance.