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Overview

Microsoft Virtualization solutions allow businesses to centralize computing resources in fewer physical servers to drive down IT costs and reduce space requirements in datacenters. The pooled resource also makes it easier to deploy and manage applications, increase system uptime, and keep business running, even in case of disaster.

Key benefits

Powered by Microsoft Window Server® 2008 R2 and Microsoft System Center, Microsoft virtualization solutions provide the most comprehensive set of technologies to virtualize, build a private cloud, scale your services through a public cloud, or have a mix of all three. Desktop virtualization solutions help your staff be more productive while maintaining the high-level IT control necessary to keep corporate assets safe.

  • Familiar platform

    Microsoft’s Hyper-V® visualization solution is built into Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 to allow you to instantly enable virtualization without adding another layer of infrastructure, requiring new skills, or incurring additional cost.

  • Optimized management

    An integrated management tool simplifies the management of physical and virtual IT environments, covering servers and desktops, and improves efficiency — all from a single management console.

  • Simplified disaster recovery

    With Live Migration and Cluster Services, you can move a running virtual machine from one node to another, sustaining maximum system uptime, and providing a straightforward disaster recovery solution. Since the switchover process is fully automated, this avoids single points of failure and enables fast recovery of the server farm.

The following sample configurations detail the reduced cost of ownership for an organization with eight physical servers and 100 desktops:

Scenario 1: Virtualization with Full Management Capabilities for Servers and Desktops

Products Unit Price (USD) Unit Subtotal (USD)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
- Each Enterprise Edition license is entitled to support 4 free VMs.
2,358 2 4,716
Windows Server 2008 CALs 30 2 60
System Center Essential 2010 839 1 839
System Center Essential 2010 Server ML 100 10 1,000
System Center Essential 2010 Client ML 16 100 1,600
Total (USD)     8,215
Total (HKD)*+     64,077

*Exchange rate US $1 = HK $7.8

+Disclaimer - Price based on estimated retail price and is subjected to change

Scenario 2: Virtualization with Full Management and Disaster Recovery Capabilities for Servers and Desktops

Products Unit Price (USD) Unit Subtotal (USD)
Windows Server 2008 R2 2,358 2 4,716
Windows Server 2008 CALs 30 2 60
System Center Essential 2010 839 1 839
System Center Essentials Plus 2010 Server ML Suite 398 10 3,980
System Center Essentials Plus 2010 Client ML Suite 31 100 3,100
Total (USD)     12,695
Total (HKD)*+     99,021

*Exchange rate US $1 = HK $7.8

+Disclaimer - Price based on estimated retail price and is subjected to change

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