Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: Server Virtualisation
Because virtualisation replaces physical servers with virtual machines, it reduces power and cooling
requirements. Utilisation improves, with resources partitioned so that multiple systems can run on one
server without affecting each other. The result – a more manageable infrastructure that consumes less
energy and helps lower your carbon footprint.
And you save space with every server virtualised. This cuts the cost and environmental impact of datacentre extensions or rebuilds.
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Windows Azure: Public Cloud
This approach frees you up from infrastructure commitments through the use of cloud-hosted virtual
machines. You build, host and extend your applications in Microsoft datacentres.
The benefits include reduced maintenance and increased scalability. From an environmental perspective, you cut the carbon footprint of your in-house IT, and gain the use of an energy-efficient, pay-as-you-go platform.
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Hyper-V Cloud: Private Clouds
With its network of service providers, Microsoft can also host dedicated private clouds. This gives you the
benefits of public cloud computing, but with added control and customisation.
Find out about the Hyper-V Cloud program
Desktop virtualisation: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
This desktop delivery model transfers all your desktop applications to the datacentre. You save on electricity because you power thin clients rather than traditional devices, and business continuity is better protected with centralised management.
Learn about our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure