SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations (white paper)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Virtualization technologies enable organizations to consolidate workloads across multiple underused servers onto a smaller number of computers.
Fewer physical computers can help to reduce costs through lower hardware, power, and management overhead.
The call for higher availability, greater flexibility, and improved manageability is the driving force behind the virtualization of the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 infrastructure. Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V fully supports SharePoint Server 2010 virtualization and provides the tools to implement dynamic and flexible SharePoint farms in development, preproduction and production environments.
The SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=217490) white paper shows how you can use Hyper-V in an organization.