Apps4Rent recently launched the new Hyper-V Server 2012 version. Therefore, I thought that a quick review of this cost-effective and feature-rich server virtualization solution would be great for our current and future customers who are eager to know more about it. Based on Windows Server 2012, the new Hyper-V virtual dedicated server provides enhanced features and capabilities to effectively consolidate servers while utilizing resources to its maximum. With new upgraded features such as support for up to 64 processors, additional resilience, new VHDX with 64 terabytes of disk capacity, Hyper-V Server 2012 guarantees compatibility with high-performance, large virtual machines, thus sustaining workloads required during significant scale up. Here is a quick review on what’s new and exciting in this cost-effective server virtualization solution.
What’s new in Hyper V Virtual Servers?
Hyper-V Server 2012 enables Live Migration: You can do live migration of your virtual machines from one server to another even if the machines do not share same cluster or storage space. Moreover, you can perform live migration without the need for complex storage mappings.
Hyper-V 2012 supports Large Workloads. Hyper-V Server 2012 has been built to support up to 64 virtual processors at a time; which means it has the ability to withstand large, high performance virtual machines. You can run your largest workloads in your virtualized environment.
Hyper-V 2012 offers Multi-tenant Environment: Hyper-V 2012’s multi-tenancy feature ensures that even though virtual machines are stored on a single physical server, each virtual machine experience isolated and secured environment.
Extensible Switch: As you depend on virtualization, you should be able to manage diverse types of requests. Some of those requests typically fall under networking preferences. The Hyper-V Extensible Switch provides you with an open, extensible switch that supports both security and management requirements. You can user partner extensions or create your own extensions in order to support these needs.
Dynamic Memory: With this feature, users can assign memory resources for virtual machine more effectively. For instance, you can reduce the minimum memory when you know the virtual machine will not require it. On the other hand, you can also increase the memory size so that the virtual machine can consume more RAM as per the requirement.
Hyper-V Replica for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Hyper-V Replica provides asynchronous imitation of virtual machines, thus ensuring business continuity and disaster recovery. During unexpected failures such as any natural calamity, power outage, or fire at your prime site, you can yourself fail over the virtual machines to the Hyper-V server running at your recovery site.
Whether you are planning to increase your VM mobility and availability, manage multi-tenant environments, or gain more flexibility, Hyper-V Server 2012 offers you the tools and platform you require to increase your business flexibility that too with confidence. With a new hardware technology, you can virtualize your business environment today and be ready for tomorrow. We hope you found this Apps4Rent review of Hyper-V useful.