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Server Consolidation & Virtualization

Windows Server 2008's Hyper-V feature supports virtualization as long the CPU that it is installed on is able to handle 64-bits operation, NX bit compatible & is able to support hardware-assisted virtualization. Most modern processors, which includes desktop PCs of a later generation, are able to conform to these minimal requirements.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 also provides a Hyper-V Core that supports bare-metal virtualization.

Virtualization enabling a single server hardware to host multiple virtual servers running in parallel on vastly different operating systems. Virtual machines in Windows Hyper-V are easier to manage in comparison to physical machines & provides quick recovery. It offers the flexibility to take snapshots & revert to a previous state when required.

It reduces the need to purchase new hardware for every variant of OS that is required in your environment & supports all variations of Windows servers/clients, Linux and others on OS on either 32-bits or 64-bits platforms.

Consolidation of physical servers to virtual machines provides better utilization & flexibility in allocation of valuable resources.

It simplifies management & reduces cost by limiting the need for additional hardware investment. It also reduces power consumption, improves scalability, reduces heat generation and offers better utilization of rack space.

Hyper-V also supports Live Migration, enabling virtual machines to be moved between two Hyper-V physical hosts without service interruption.

Windows Server 2008 Standard version allows installation of up to 2 instances of the server (1 physical & 1 virtual) without the need for additional licenses.

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise edition allows up to 4 simultaneous installations of a mix of Standard or Enterprise OS on the same physical hardware.

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter edition has no restriction on the number of instances that it may be installed except that is licensed based on per processor basis.

If you would like to know more about how virtualization is able to help you improve server utilization, please feel free to contact us & we will get back to you as soon as possible.