Hyper-V is virtualization software by Microsoft. Hyper-V is a virtualization software built into Windows, which Microsoft initially released in 2016. The virtualization of Windows Hyper-V hardware is commonly regarded as a significant competitor to Oracle VM VirtualBox and VMware Fusion.
Uses for Hyper-V apply to operating systems and hardware components being virtualized. Hyper-V is not limited to the computer of the user; it can also be used to achieve virtualization of the application. Accessible in three versions:
- Hyper-V Server is a standalone solution for the administration of dedicated and virtual server instances.
- Hyper-V can be run on your desktop or laptop for Windows 10.
- Hyper-V is an add-on to Windows Server operating system
How Hyper-V can help you
- Establish a private cloud environment, or expand it. Provide more versatile, on-demand IT services by switching to or
extending the mutual resource use and changing usage as demand changes.
Make more efficient use of your hardware. Consolidate servers and workloads on fewer, more powerful physical
computers to take advantage of less power and space.
Improve continuity of operations. Minimize the impact of your workloads both scheduled and unscheduled downtime.
Establish or extend an infrastructure for virtual desktops (VDI). Using VDI ‘s unified desktop strategy will help improve business efficiency and data protection, as well as simplify regulatory enforcement and manage mobile operating systems and applications. To make personal virtual desktops or virtual desktop pools accessible to your users, deploy Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Virtualization Server (RD Virtualization Host) to the same server.
Provide more efficient development and testing. Reproduce different computing environments without buying or maintaining all the hardware you would need if you were using physical systems only.