Server Virtualization
Server virtualization technology has helped organizations of all sizes achieve considerable cost savings and operational efficiencies. As the technology continually evolves, many see the potential for going beyond basic virtualization features.

Hyper-V is a virtualization platform that can help transform your organization’s data center and cloud computing.

It is available as either a stand-alone server product or an integrated feature of Windows Server. With its Hyper-V virtualization role, Windows Server 2012 can help increase your server scalability and performance and provide better connectivity to cloud services.
Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V provides you with massive scale to transform your datacenter into a cloud platform. Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 greatly expands support for host processors and memory.

More Secure Multitenancy

Hyper-V multitenancy provides you with new security and multitenant isolation capabilities that can keep virtual machines isolated, even when they are stored on the same physical network or server. In addition, the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch supports third-party extensions that can provide enhanced networking and security capabilities.

Flexible Infrastructure, When and Where You Need It

Flexibility is essential to the ease of managing and accessing your virtualized network. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V will help you scale beyond VLAN implementations. You can place a virtual machine on any node regardless of its IP address—whether on-site, hosted, or in the cloud—making the network infrastructure truly invisible. You can also live migrate your virtual machines and independently migrate your virtual machine storage without limitation.

High Availability

To help ensure virtual machines are always available, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers out-of-the-box solutions that can fit your needs at no additional cost. Your options for high availability include incremental backup support, and Hyper-V Replica, a feature that replicates virtual machines to an off-site location and provides failover to the off-site replica if a failure at the primary site occurs.

Read more about the new Virtualization features in Windows Server 2012.