Save when you migrate workloads to the cloud with Hyper-V

Run your workloads on Hyper-V, then easily migrate them from on-premises to a Windows Server virtual machine in the cloud.

Extend your Windows Server licenses to the cloud and save

Rely on unique built-in security for virtualized workloads

Use Shielded Virtual Machines to encrypt your virtual machines with BitLocker and help ensure they run only on hosts approved by the Host Guardian Service.

Learn more about Shielded Virtual Machines

Upgrade with no downtime

Upgrade your Hyper-V and Scale-out File Server clusters to Windows Server 2016 without worrying about downtime for your application or workload—no new hardware needed.

Watch the cluster operating system rolling upgrades video

Stay open and flexible

Deploy applications on multiple operating systems with best-in-class support for Linux on Hyper-V.

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Reduce your datacenter footprint

Increase availability and reduce resource usage using the Nano Server installation option—it’s 25x smaller than a full deployment of Windows Server 2016.

Watch the software-defined compute video

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