Hyper-V Benefits

Brad Brundage
Technology Systems Analyst with 1-10 employees
Just to be able to efficiently utilize our power hardware. Gone are the days of one pizza box for a two-core CPU. You've got dozens of cores in one box, and you can't use them all if you just run one thing on one server, so you've got to virtualize it. View full review »
Reviewer1961
User
We can perform maintenance on equipment during the day because we can live migrate all of the machines from server A to server B, and then work on server A. This saves us a lot of time. It used to require working after hours for us to do this. View full review »
YaoAyivor
CTO for Pydynamix
There is an ease of use, and it is able to deploy it because there are people throughout my country of South Africa that all understand Microsoft. They can easily fire up a virtual environment because they are familiar with Microsoft. View full review »
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Jarek Słupiński
Freelancer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We had a physical server and now I can use different operating systems and different platforms on the same hardware. For example, in one instance Windows 7 was almost SQR and another instance was Active Directory and yet another was Linux and an antivirus. View full review »
Reviewer4901
IT Executive at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
It makes it easier to deploy services. All services tend to migrate onto the server house without having problems now. It is hardware independent. View full review »
Dalean Barnett
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It comes with all the features and goodies inside the box, so you do not have to purchase anything else. View full review »
John Ermolowich
Technician at Computer Geeks
We use it for testing new software. We especially use it for software updates because half of the time we're running an accounting program. It updates, and then breaks something else. This way we can run a couple of different VM's with a setup similar to what we use on all of the desktops. So, that way, you can test it without actually causing downtime. Some of the things we run have to have a very specific Linux bistro, and you can't get it all in Hyper-V. View full review »
Youssef EL HADJ
System and Network Administrator at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Using cluster with Hyper-V had a major impact on our protection environment. So all applications were virtualized using Hyper-V. View full review »
Shabarinath Thekkemeppully Ramadasan
Systems Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Hyper-V has become a real matured virtualization platform with Windows Server 2012 R2. The organization that I work for was having a virtualization environment on Windows Server 2008 R2. Since it was not optimally used due to the limitations with Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008 R2, we evaluated the possibility to get an environment on Windows Server 2012 R2. We had more than 30 racks with the majority of them running on physical machines. By the end of 2014, the number of server racks came down to 10 and we could confidently run majority of the workloads on Hyper-V. The organization has realized the benefits on smaller data center space, power, cooling, etc. apart from the benefit that the virtualization layer brings in. View full review »
reviewer849252
System Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It saves us money because we did not have much in terms of this type of service before using this solution. View full review »
ReviewerBB267
Director of IT at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
It allowed us to add on servers and fix things in an expedient manner. View full review »
reviewer930288
User at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
* It was our first step into virtualization around five years ago. * It allows for quick deployment of servers and workloads. View full review »
Lou Barsony
Head of IT Architecture and Design with 201-500 employees
Hyper-V provided freedom to spin up development and test environments. As projects were created, an environment could be created and applied. View full review »
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