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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives by Greg Low, Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Adam Machanic, Kalen Delaney, Paul Nielsen

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Chapter 39. Running SQL Server on Hyper-V

John Paul Cook

Virtualization is a popular term covering several technologies. In the server space, virtualization is beneficial for several reasons:

  • Disaster recovery is simple. You merely copy a small number of files from your normal production environment to your disaster recovery environment. Your disaster recovery hardware doesn’t have to match your production hardware.
  • Provisioning a virtual machine is simpler and faster than provisioning a physical machine. Virtualization tools make it simple to clone a production server and run it on different hardware. Development and test servers can be provisioned quickly, which can boost the efficiency of regression testing.
  • With fewer physical servers ...

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