Server Virtualization

Hardware Virtualization uses software to create a Virtual Machine (VM) that emulates a physical computer.

 

Server Virtualization

This creates a separate OS environment that is logically isolated from the host server. By providing multiple VMs at once, this approach allows several operating systems to run simultaneously on a single physical machine.

Rather than paying for many under-utilized server machines, each dedicated to a specific workload, server virtualization allows those workloads to be consolidated onto a smaller number of more fully-used machines.

  • Increased availability for virtualized data centers through enhancements such as Live Migration
  • Improved management of virtualized data centers through Powershell and System Center integration
  • Increased Performance and Hardware Support for Hyper-V Virtual Machines via 64 logical processor support and processor compatibility mode
  • Improved Virtual Networking Performance through new networking technologies
  • A simplified method for physical and virtual computer deployments by using .vhd files
  • Designed to provide a secure computing platform across both physical and virtual environments, enabled through next-generation architecture and security features