Virtualization is the way of the future, and with the advent of Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization technology previously only available to large corporations is now affordable for small and medium sized businesses, too. Hyper-V is a virtualization platform that enables consolidation of a single physical server into many virtual servers. These virtual servers offer significant cost savings over traditional physical servers because multiple virtualized servers can run on a single piece of hardware, instead of needing a dedicated physical server per role on the network.

Hyper-V provides many benefits for both users and administrators. For starters, Hyper-V allows mid-sized businesses to more with less. When virtualization is fully implemented, server deployment can happen much more quickly, maintenance can be performed without downtime or impact on the end user, disaster recovery planning is simplified and backup/recovery is streamlined. All these benefits combined ultimately mean that implementation of Hyper-V could provide your business with an advantage over the competition.

And while all virtualization technology offers flexibility, Hyper-V offers features that really do make life easier! Hyper-V allows you to migrate running virtual machines (VMs) from one to another in a live environment. And the storage migration feature allows you to move the virtual storage of a running VM from one storage repository to another. Hyper-V also makes server replication affordable for businesses of all sizes. At ATB Technologies, our team of experts is confident that once we walk you through configuring and testing the replication feature, you’ll agree that Hyper-V offers one of the simplest ways to protect your business from a total loss disaster.

And while all these features and benefits are probably what businesses should like most about Hyper-V, the reality is that what many leaders find most appealing is its cost. Hyper-V is included with Windows Server 2012 and comes standard with many features only available in more advanced versions of virtualization software offered by the competition. And who doesn’t like a good deal?

The team of technology specialists at ATB are here to help you determine if your infrastructure meets the Hyper-V requirements and if so, we will help you understand how Hyper-V can help you better achieve your business needs. Contact us today to learn more about virtualization with Hyper-V technology, 314-878-4166.

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