Server virtualization, also known as hardware virtualization, is a hot topic in the IT world because of the potential for serious economic benefits. Server virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical machine as virtual machines (VMs). With server virtualization, you can consolidate workloads of underutilized server machines onto a smaller number of fully utilized machines. Fewer physical machines can lead to reduced costs through lower hardware, energy, and management overhead, plus the creation of a more dynamic IT infrastructure.
Microsoft Virtualization SolutionsMicrosoft Virtualization
Virtualization is one of the most effective methods to save costs, increase availability, and improve agility within an organization’s infrastructure. Microsoft Virtualization solutions provide you with the way to optimize your infrastructure by helping IT provide services more rapidly and efficiently while allowing an organization to consume these services more effectively in a dynamically changing business climate.
Microsoft Virtualization ProductsMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
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.Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 provides a simplified, reliable, and optimized virtualization solution, enabling improved server utilization and reduced 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.Microsoft System Center
Microsoft System Center suite of products helps IT Pros manage physical and virtual environments across datacenters, client computers and devices to better connect people, processes and tools. By using System Center, you can keep complexity at a minimum and streamline operations. A common management environment reduces training, ensures uniform policy application and simplifies maintenance by leveraging your existing software, personnel, and most importantly, your existing IT management process.
Related ResourcesMicrosoft Desktop Virtualization
With Desktop Virtualization, Microsoft has broken the bonds between the OS, application, and data and user settings. And with virtualization solutions in each of these areas, Microsoft provides customers the ability to provide the best solution for the customer depending on the individual need. Microsoft Desktop Virtualization delivers the essential capabilities with the platform you already own. When you combine this with the integrated management capabilities Microsoft provides, you can leverage your existing infrastructure not only today but into the future.TechNet Resource: Virtualization TechCenter
Find the technical resources on Microsoft Virtualization technologies you need to achieve flexibility and agility in your IT environment, from the desktop to the datacenter.TechNet Resource: Microsoft Virtualization Solution Accelerators
Use automated tools and proven guidance contained within these Virtualization Solution Accelerators to assess your infrastructure, secure server roles, and deploy virtualization technologies. Download these free resources and get started now.