Microsoft® Virtual Server

Microsoft® Virtual Server

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It is a virtualization solution to improve server utilization and reduce costs
 
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Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling you to improve server utilization and reduce 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. Some of the new key new features that are available in Microsoft Hyper-V Server are live migration, cluster shared volume support and expanded processor and memory support for host systems.

You can easily learn to leverage your existing knowledge and skills with Microsoft virtualization products, as well as the collective knowledge of the community, minimizing any learning curve. In addition, with Microsoft providing comprehensive support for Microsoft applications and heterogeneous guest operating systems, you can virtualize with confidence and peace of mind.

It provides new virtualization technologies that enable you to deliver more advanced capabilities to your business for increased IT efficiency and agility. Microsoft Hyper-V Server adds new features like Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX allowing you to better utilize memory resources of Hyper-V hosts and provide rich end user experience for VDI and session virtualization.

New in Microsoft Hyper-V Server, Dynamic Memory allows you to better utilize the memory resources of Hyper-V hosts by balancing how memory is distributed between running virtual machines. Memory can be dynamically reallocated between different virtual machines in response to the changing workloads of these machines. Dynamic Memory thus enables more efficient use of memory while maintaining consistent workload performance and scalability. Implementing Dynamic Memory means that higher levels of server consolidation can be achieved with minimal impact on performance. Dynamic Memory also means larger numbers of virtual desktops per Hyper-V host for VDI scenarios. The net result for both scenarios is more efficient use of expensive server hardware resources, which can translate into easier management and lower costs.

Microsoft RemoteFX, introduces a new set of remote user experience capabilities that enable a media-rich user environment for virtual and session-based desktops. RemoteFX lets you deliver a rich media desktop experience including broad support for USB peripherals to end-users with virtual desktops.

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