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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Defining Server Virtualization Scenarios

Now that we have examined the business case for server virtualization, it is time to consider the four major scenarios that stand out as prime opportunities for a server virtualization solution. Using Hyper-V, these are the areas where you can experience the most immediate benefits, while addressing areas that have high pain points and a significant impact on business. The four scenarios are as follows:

  • Data center consolidation

  • Branch office consolidation

  • Virtualization of test and development infrastructure

  • Implementation of business continuity and recovery plans

Consolidating the Data Center

This scenario addresses the need of most customers to resolve the power, cooling, and physical space crises currently ...

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