- Run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine;
- Improve server utilization;
- Share resources across multiple environments;
- Radically reduce storage costs and extend the life of your equipment.
Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. Since Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product, which contains only the Windows Hypervisor, Windows Server driver model and virtualization components, it provides a small footprint and minimal overhead.
It easily plugs into customers’ existing IT environments, leveraging their existing patching, provisioning, management, support tools, processes, and skills. Some of the new key new features that are available in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 are live migration, cluster shared volume support and expanded processor and memory support for host systems.
IT Pros can easily to leverage their existing knowledge and skills with Microsoft virtualization products, as well as the collective knowledge of the community, minimizing any learning curve. In addition, with Microsoft providing comprehensive support for Microsoft applications and heterogeneous guest operating systems, customers can virtualize with confidence and peace of mind.
When to Use Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Customers can use Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 for the following scenarios:
- Test and Development
- Server Consolidation
- Branch Office Consolidation
- Hosted Desktop Virtualization (VDI)
Customers should use Windows Server 2008 R2 to get application failover capabilities or flexible and cost-effective virtualization rights (one free virtual instance for Standard Edition, four free virtual instances for Enterprise Editions, and unlimited virtual instances for Datacenter Edition with the purchase of a license of Windows Server 2008), and flexible and cost-effective virtualization rights.
What is Virtualization?
Virtualization is a proven software technology that is rapidly transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way that people compute. Today’s powerful x86 computer hardware was designed to run a single operating system and a single application. This leaves most machines vastly underutilized. Virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, sharing the resources of that single computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer.
Maximize resources – Perhaps the most common problem being solved with virtualization today - applications are running on their own dedicated servers, which results in low server utilization rates across the server environment. Server consolidation is used to help maximize the compute capacity on each physical server which therefore increases ROI on existing and future server expenditures. Test and development optimization - Test and development servers can be rapidly provisioned by using pre-configured virtual machines. By leveraging virtualization, development scenarios can be standardized and quickly executed upon in a repeatable fashion. It also allows for increased collaboration, and ultimately helps with delivering a product to market faster and with less bugs. Quickly respond to business needs – Deployment processes are becoming more difficult to manage in a complex environment and IT is unable to adapt as quickly to changing business requirements. Moving to a virtual environment helps with procurement, setup and delivery, giving IT the efficiency needed for rapid deployment. Reduce business continuity costs – Virtualization encapsulation (creating an entire system into a single file) and abstraction (removing away the underlying physical hardware) help to reduce the cost and complexity of business continuity by offering high availability and disaster recovery solutions where a virtual machine can easily be replicated and moved to any target server. Solve security concerns - In an environment where systems are required to be isolated from each other through complex networking or firewalls, these systems can now reside on the same physical server and yet remain in their own sandbox environment, isolated from each other using simple virtualization configurations.
April 15, 2013
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March 01, 2013
KiZAN achieves GOLD in BI
February 06, 2013
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January 02, 2013
July 13, 2012
KiZAN recognized as the 2012 Microsoft Central Region Award, Heartland Partner of the Year!
July 06, 2012
Microsoft Selects KiZAN as the May Cloud Innovator!
March 08, 2012
Jennifer Alexander comes to KiZAN with nearly 20 years of Information Technology experience with a focus on Data and Database expertise. She is an expert at Microsoft BI and we are VERY excited to have her on the team. (Read her Bio!)
October 05, 2011
KiZAN Technologies was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.
August 02, 2011
Robert Steele, co-chair and managing partner of KiZAN, added, “We fully support this event and realize how
important the scholarships are for the students. It’s very rewarding to be a part of the outing’s success and a way
to give back to the community.”
April 14, 2011