Microsoft Windows Server: Virtualize Enterprise Applications Guidance

Many customers begin their virtualization journeys’ by virtualizing the low intensity, less critical workloads, such as File & Print Servers, or Web Servers, but as customer confidence in virtualization grows, customers need to understand the impact of virtualization, from a performance, scalability and reliability perspective, on their more mission-critical, tier 1 and tier 2 applications and workloads, like email & collaboration systems, databases, and CRM systems.

With Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Microsoft has brought to market a high performance, scalable, robust, and cost-effective virtualization platform which allows customers to virtualize these mission-critical workloads with confidence. In addition, with System Center 2012 SP1, Microsoft provides customers with comprehensive management of their infrastructure, from accelerating deployment, through to providing deep insight into health and performance to keep your key applications and workloads running at their best.

On this page, you’ll find information on the performance of key workloads when virtualized on Hyper-V, and in addition, links to further information and guidance on best practices for virtualizing and managing these workloads.




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