Virtualization is an important part of doing business with modern technology. Using virtual machines that have been abstracted from their physical counterparts can provide benefits such as decreased capital and operational costs, and improved workplace efficiency. By effectively leveraging virtualization technologies to your advantage, your organization can ensure smooth operations.
Microsoft’s virtualization software, Hyper-V, is a hypervisor that allows your organization to create and host virtual machines, like desktops and servers, on x86-64 systems. These systems can then be exposed to your computing infrastructure through your network, effectively allowing your team to access mission-critical information, cloud-based applications, and even a full virtual desktop infrastructure, without running the information locally on their own workstations or thin clients.
Create and Manage Virtual Machines
Easily manage your virtual servers, desktops, and other networking hardware.
Hyper-V allows your business to create virtual machines, like servers and desktops, and host them in an online environment. You can then connect your business’s workstations and thin clients to them. A simple user interface means that your organization can easily add, remove, and delete virtual machines as the need arises.
Reduce Operational Costs
Less machines means fewer resources used.
When you virtualize your servers and workstations using Hyper-V, you are essentially abstracting the software from the physical component, allowing you to store the software and deploy it through a virtual environment. This means that you no longer have to rely on multiple servers to host all of your data and applications. This naturally leads to a decrease in operational costs, like electricity and air conditioning, that might be required to optimize the functionality of your hardware.
Take Advantage of a Flexible Virtual Environment
Control your parameters and network resources.
Virtualizing your business’s hardware solutions is only as valuable as how you manage your network’s resources. This includes delegating how much memory each individual virtual machine is capable of using at any given time. Hyper-V allows for control over your virtual resources, so you can know with certainty that your resources are being deployed in the most efficient manner possible. Furthermore, if your organization uses legacy applications, you can more easily run them on virtual servers, which makes upgrading your technology easier than ever.
Get Started with Microsoft Hyper-V Today
Leverage virtualization to your advantage.
There are plenty of other reasons why Hyper-V is a valuable investment, but the solution practically speaks for itself. By using Hyper-V to take full advantage of your organization's technology, your business can get a leg-up on its competition. Better yet, Microsoft Hyper-V will be available on Windows Server 2016 when it releases later in 2016. If you’re planning on making a shift to a new server operating system, or are interested in using virtualization to improve your bottom line, give 415 IT a call at (415) 295-4898.