Advantages of Server Virtualization
Hardware Virtualization uses software to create a Virtual Machine (VM) that emulates a physical computer. This creates a separate OS environment that is logically isolated from the host server. By providing multiple VMs at once, this approach allows several operating systems to run simultaneously on a single physical machine.
Rather than paying for many under-utilized server machines, each dedicated to a specific workload, server virtualization allows those workloads to be consolidated onto a smaller number of more fully-used machines.
Beginning with Windows Server 2008, server virtualization using Hyper-V technology has been an integral part of the operating system. Windows Server 2008 R2 introduces a new version of Hyper-V. Hyper-V makes it easier than ever to take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization through Windows Server 2008.
· Increased availability for virtualized data centers through enhancements such as Live Migration
· Improved management of virtualized data centers through Powershell and System Center integration
· Increased Performance and Hardware Support for Hyper-V Virtual Machines via 64 logical processor support and processor compatibility mode
· Improved Virtual Networking Performance through new networking technologies
· A simplified method for physical and virtual computer deployments by using .vhd files
· Designed to provide a secure computing platform across both physical and virtual environments, enabled through next-generation architecture and security features
on Dec 30, 2009 | Network Software & Management Tools