The launch of Windows Server 2012 brought an incredible number of new and an enhanced Hyper-V capabilities.


Scalability, Performance and Density – customers are looking to run bigger, more powerful virtual machines, to handle the demands of their biggest workloads. In addition, as hardware scale grows, customers wish to take advantage of the largest physical systems to drive the highest levels of density, and reduce overall costs.


Security and Multi-tenancy - Virtualised data centres are becoming more popular and practical every day. IT organisations and hosting providers have begun offering infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which provides more flexible, virtualised infrastructures to customers—“server instances on‑demand.” Because of this trend, IT organisations and hosting providers must offer customers enhanced security and isolation from one another, and in some cases, encrypted to meet compliance demands.


Flexible Infrastructure – In a modern datacentre, customers are looking to be agile, in order to respond to changing business demands quickly, and efficiently. Being able to move workloads flexibly around the infrastructure is of incredible importance, and in addition, customers want to be able to choose where best to deploy their workloads based on the needs of that workload specifically.


High Availability and Resiliency – As customers’ confidence in virtualisation grows, and they virtualise their more mission-critical workloads, the importance of keeping those workloads continuously available grows significantly. Having capabilities built into the platform that not only help keep those workloads highly available, but also, in the event of a disaster, quick to restore in another geographical location, is of immense importance when choosing a platform for today’s modern datacentre.


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