What is Microsoft Hyper-V?
Overview

Hyper-V is a native hypervisor for x86-64 systems, enabling platform virtualization. It is a Microsoft product that comes in two forms. One form is Hyper-V as a standalone product, known as Hyper-V Server (Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is the latest version). The other form is as a role to be installed in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or the x64 version of Window 8 Pro. No matter what form it takes, Hyper-V gives you the services and tools required to create a virtualized server environment.

Hyper-V creates a cost-effective, stable and productive server virtualization environment by running multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, and more, in parallel on one server.

Some of the business benefits of installing Hyper-V include:

  • Create a private cloud environment or expand an existing one.
  • Optimize hardware utilization and minimize resource consumption by consolidating servers in the form of virtual machines on one physical host.
  • Improvement of business continuity.
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure creation or expansion.
  • Greater efficiency for test and development activities.

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Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS.

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CHARBEL NEMNOM, PMP®Well Hyper-V Vs. VMware, the giant hypervisor in the market. Both are good,... more »
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Bruce PerrinTo Whom, The question is too broad. When looking at virtualization,... more »
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Farhan ParkarHow does Hyper-V compare to alternative Virtualization solutions? As usual... more »
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Francisco LopezHi. First of all making comparisons are to wide to make if you do not have... more »

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