Hyper-V Hosting: A Simple, Robust Hosting Solution

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Hyper-V Hosting: A Simple, Robust Hosting Solution

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Hyper-V stands for “hypervisor”, which is a Windows Server virtualization system developed by Microsoft, which runs on x64 systems. A beta version of the server ships with some x64 versions of Windows 2008. A standalone free version of the server technology, known as “Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008”, was released towards the end of 2008. The free version supports entering of commands only through a Command Line Interface (CLI). A menu-driven interface provided with the software simplifies the initial configuration process, however, and some downloadable scripts provide additional functionality.

Hyper-V supports only Windows Server environment, and hence has a smaller footprint on the system. The physical machine hosting the server must have Windows Server 2008 running, but the client machines can run any operating system. Thus Hyper-V supports a heterogeneous environment, in which multiple servers running different operating systems can communicate with the main server.

Hyper-V is successfully used in various IT fields for the following advantages:

1.Test and development – Hyper-V, owing to its relatively small system overhead, works great in setups where regular testing and development goes on. Various types of test environments are surprisingly easy to create through Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008.

2.Basic Server Consolidation – Organizations that need to reduce their numbers of active servers and distribute the work of many servers among a few may opt for Hyper-V server environment. The setup makes basic server consolidation quite easy through the graphical front end and the downloadable enhancements.

3.Branch Office Consolidation – Organizations that need to consolidate their servers at the branch office with those in the main office can opt for Hyper-V server technology. The scripts downloadable from internet make the daunting task much simpler. The multi-OS support of Hyper-V makes consolidating servers running under different platforms much simpler.

4.Hosted Desktop Virtualization/ Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) – This technology is used to host a virtual desktop of a user on a server. The virtual desktop is an exact copy of the desktop on the user’s own workstation. The user can access his virtual desktop from another PC somewhere else, or from a thin client device. The synchronization of the data stored on server and that on the client is made simpler by the easy to use interface and commands supported by Hyper-V.

These and many other advantages make Hyper-V one of the best server technologies around for Windows Server environments. In the coming years, its popularity is expected to grow even further.

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Justin Dmello
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Hi! My name’s Justin Dmello. I’m a freelance writer for web hosting companies in Louisville. You can learn more about Hyper V Hosting at www.maximumasp.com

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