Are you implementing a Microsoft Virtualization Solution? We can help

Perhaps you've used Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtual PC or VMWare Workstation or Server in the past and is now looking for a corporate Server Virtualization strategy using Microsoft virtualization technology. We recommend Microsoft Hyper-V - the fastest growing virtualization solution on the market today.

Overview

Server virtualization is a hot topic in IT currently because of the potential for saving money on physical hardware, electricity and cooling. With Hyper-V, it's easier than ever to take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization through Windows Server 2008 R2. Optimize your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines running on a single physical machine, efficiently run multiple different operating systems in parallel, on a single server, and fully leverage the power of x64 computing.

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, a new feature of Hyper-V was released called Live Migration. Live Migration utilizes Windows Server 2008 R2 clustering features to enable you to migrate running VMs from one physical computer to another without any interruption to service.

SSW can help you install, setup, manage and backup your Hyper-V solution. SSW runs its own Hyper-V infrastructure consisting over 10+ physical servers and 50+ virtual machines, so you can be sure that our consultants have hands on experience when it comes to supporting your Hyper-V in a critical business environment.

Benefits

  • Are your servers in a data centre? Reduce rack space expenditure by consolidating servers
  • Are your servers in your office? Reduce power consumption and cooling costs by consolidating servers
  • Your servers will be contained in a single Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) file - take copies of all your critical servers home with you on a USB drive!
  • Perfect for testing and development - create and test a wide variety of scenarios in a safe, self-contained environment
  • Have an important software update to perform but are concerned it may affect your current system? Take a snapshot before you upgrade so you can roll back the changes quickly and easily
  • Backup your VMs while they are switched on using DPM2010 http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/data-protection-manager.aspx
  • Need to perform maintenance on a physical server? No worries - live migrate all the VM's off the physical host and start maintenance work with no down time

Feature Matrix

Feature Hyper-V R2 Hyper-V R2 Live Migration*
Reduce Power Consumption
Reduce Cooling Requirements
Servers Stored in a single VHD file
Increase Hardware Return on Investment
Live Backups using DPM 2010
Ability To Snapshot Before Major Changes
Perfect Testing and Development Environment
VM High Availability
Live Migration
*Requires SAN and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

Why Choose Hyper-V over VMWare?

Hyper-V provides the following advantages over VMWare

  • You already own it if you have Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2
  • Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) files can be easily copied to a USB drive or network location for peace of mind
  • Cheaper than VMWare - read more here.
  • Backup a system while it is live using Microsoft Data Protection Manager
  • A familiar interface - if you are comfortable using Windows 2008 server you will be comfortable managing Hyper-V.

Technology Required For Hyper-V

  • A processer that supports Hardware Assisted Virtualization.
  • If you already have Windows Server 2008 R2 in your business, you are ready to take advantage of virtualization and start consolidating your infrastructure today!
  • If you wish to take advantage of high availability and Live Migration, a SAN and a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Data Centre edition is required.

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