Hyper-V Primary Use Case

Liam Lynch
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We basically use it to virtualize a service for email on-premise. We also use it to virtualize the apps, but it is mainly for virtualizing servers, such as SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint, and CRM.

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Ahmed Gamil
Service Delivery Manager at UC-Solutions

I am a solution provider and Hyper-V is one of the products that I implement for my customers.

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Alan Kuo
Project Engineer at ASE Group Global

I use the Hyper-V for migration for the machines. We move our systems to Hyper-V and then from physical to virtual. I currently run on the physical server. I'm migrating this server from the physical to the Hyper-V virtual machine.

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Morne' O'Kennedy
Lead specialist at OKCIUS (Pty) Ltd

This solution is mostly being used to deliver flexibility, high availability, and redundancy to accommodate production demand on an as-needed basis.

The main driver is consolidation, which is then complemented with the above-mentioned items. Hyper-V is a cost-effective platform that helped many companies I've been involved with to reduce data center administration and licensing costs drastically.

Once the platform is in place, it helps to control resources more accurately and on a consumption basis. By using the VMM (Virtual Machine Manager) you have full control of the fabric, workloads, templates and many more resources. Running Hyper-V Core also increases security and reduces update time-frames, which also helped us to increase our uptime and overall service delivery expectations. 

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IT Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

We are an IT service company. We understand the technology and we provide Microsoft solutions, Linux, and Cisco solutions. We have a 360-degree relationship with Microsoft, Cisco, and two other companies. We are a premium partner with Microsoft. We use Hyper-V for virtualization and the consolidation of infrastructures. It is a cost-saving solution. We currently use 25% physical, and 75% virtual resources via Hyper-V, i.e. a ratio of 2.5 to 7.5. So we are using the virtual aspect to a greater extent.

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Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees

Hyper-V acts as the hypervisor for our virtualization platform. We are using it on a three-tier infrastructure and it manages our VMs that store our files and applications. 

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Jarek Słupiński
Freelancer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Two main x3650M3 servers with 192GB and 96GB RAM. Primary case was Active Directory infrastructure (actually three DC's), file repository, main MS SQL Server and couple of applications servers.

Additionally remote access thru Desktop Services, management (nVision), central AV (ESET), software routers. In short - whole bunch of different servers and different operating systems Windows Server and desktop, different flavours of Linux, even FreeBSD).

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VP Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using Hyper-V to host a few Linux virtual machines.

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Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees

We are just exploring the possibilities to see if it was a better alternative to VirtualBox, for running on a Windows host.

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Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The primary use case is for testing software.

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Michael Ogunlade
Head of enterprise systems at Fidelity Bank Plc

We use Hyper-V for production, testing, and development.

It's a core infrastructure solution, so it's not a user-solution. It's for server virtualization. It's actually deployed virtually for other services that need to deploy virtual machines using it.

We plan to keep using this solution in the future.

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Thendo Ndzimeni
Network Administrator at Automated Outsourcing services

We use Hyper-V for managing our virtual infrastructure.

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Willy Marcelo Maurer
Coordination of Scientific Investigation, Investigator in Scientific Computing and Biotechnology at IEESL

In our administration, we don't have new computers or new servers, but we want to optimize our scientific work. We're using it with two devices for scientific work and administration work.

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Walmik Wankhede
Manager IT at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees

We have installed a domain controller in Hyper-V, also managing arbitrator for SimpliVity.  We are using it for HPE SimpliVity.           

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