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Microsoft Hyper-V Managed Services help transform IT by giving IT departments the expertise they need to be proactive instead of reactive. When Microsoft experts take on the tasks of implementing, managing and optimizing Microsoft solutions in the cloud, it frees up staff to focus on core business initiatives. Microsoft Hyper-V Managed Services, which support Microsoft solutions, can help you move from just managing keep the lights on activities to becoming a company that facilitates business agility, control and speed to market. Virtualization allows you to run all your applications on fewer physical servers, giving your business both financial and technical benefits. As our dependence on IT continues to grow, so does the amount of space, time and effort needed to support it. Virtualization allows businesses to invest in their server technology and use them to maximum efficiency while the number of physical servers is reduced. Faster provisioning with Microsoft Hyper-V Managed Services allows you to react quickly to requirements.

Microsoft Hyper-V Managed Services help you architect and optimize even the most complex cloud configurations. Microsoft can also help you keep your applications and infrastructure secure at differentiated service levels that match your business goals. Microsoft certified experts can enable your IT department to act as a service provider to the business, get to market faster, maintain governance and control and manage shadow IT expenses. With new managed services organizations multiplying overnight, it can be difficult to know who can truly help you transform your IT and who is just renting space. Effective managed services should cost less than adding in-house employees, but should offer the specialized knowledge and broad expertise that is required to implement and manage Microsoft environments in the cloud. One physical server can host many virtual servers, increasing efficiency and performance for optimal user experience and IT management.

Microsoft Hyper-V Managed Services

Microsoft  experts are highly skilled in Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Hyper-V Managed Services, which support Microsoft environments, come with a 100% up time guarantee, a hardware replacement guarantee, and support. Microsoft solutions such as Microsoft Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server and Azure can help you transform your IT. Yet leveraging these solutions requires time that takes in-house staff away from critical projects, as well as expertise that many IT departments just don’t have. Microsoft Hyper-V Managed Services, which support Microsoft environments, can help you leverage Microsoft solutions and find the efficiencies, cost savings and functionality needed to transform your IT and your business. Ideally, a managed service organization should have a long partnership history with Microsoft and enough confidence in its abilities to offer guaranteed up time with around-the-clock monitoring and service.

Microsoft Managed Services

In today’s complex business landscape, it’s no longer enough for IT departments just to maintain control or react to changes in their technology environments. Instead, modern IT is expected to transform and differentiate the business by getting in front of dynamic requirements and proactively implementing technologies that deliver services that support fluid business needs. Many organizations rely on Microsoft solutions such as Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server and Azure. Delivering practical solutions to the business based on these offerings is an effective strategy, but one that requires the right combination of efficiency, features, security, control and performance to be effective. It also requires authorities on Microsoft architecture who know how to upgrade, patch, secure, monitor and scale Microsoft technologies. However, with static budgets there’s little room to hire an army of in-house Microsoft experts.
Microsoft Hyper-V Managed Services

Azure Cloud VMs

Now is the time to move to Microsoft Azure and reap the rewards of cloud technology including the ability to scale up or down quickly, pay only for what you use, and save on compute power. Whether you’re moving a few workloads, migrating your data center, or deploying new virtual machines (VMs) as part of your hybrid cloud strategy, the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit provides big savings as you move to the cloud. Use your on-premises Windows Server licenses that include Software Assurance to save big on Windows Server VMs in Azure. By using your existing licenses, you pay the base compute rate and save up to 40 percent.

Transition to the cloud using your existing Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance. Get base compute pricing on Windows Server virtual machines, deploy new workloads in three easy steps, and migrate existing virtual machines. The Azure Hybrid Use Benefit helps you get the most value from licenses on-premises and in the cloud. It lets you use your Windows Server licenses with Software Assurance for virtual machines at the base compute rate, resulting in up to 40 percent savings, starting February 1, 2016, across all Azure regions.

Benefits

Migrate more easily to the cloud with the hypervisor that runs Azure, the world’s largest datacenter. Rely on a Windows Server platform that’s not only recognized by Gartner as a leader in x86 server virtualization, but has analysts saying will change the competitive dynamic for virtualization. Run your workloads on Hyper-V, then easily migrate them from on-premises to a Windows Server virtual machine in the cloud. Use Shielded Virtual Machines to encrypt your virtual machines with BitLocker and help ensure they run only on hosts approved by the Host Guardian Service.

Upgrade your Hyper-V and Scale-out File Server clusters to Windows Server without worrying about downtime for your application or workload — no new hardware needed. Deploy applications on multiple operating systems with best-in-class support for Linux on Hyper-V. Increase availability and reduce resource usage using the Nano Server installation option — it’s 25x smaller than a full deployment of Windows Server.

Features

Managed services that support Microsoft environments can take the pressure off of IT staff and help reduce expenses, streamline operations and uncover new functionality and efficiencies. However, managed services have to offer more than just infrastructure. To be effective, managed services must offer the specialized expertise necessary to leverage the full benefits of Microsoft cloud technologies. Benefits of Microsoft virtualization managed services include; Environmental benefits — virtualization is more ‘green’ as you reduce your carbon footprint and use of energy.

Improved business continuity and up time — applications can be run on multiple virtual servers as a safety measure, so if one instance fails another can take its place to ensure no downtime through redundancy. Reduce capital and operating costs — by reducing the number of physical servers, and using virtual machines as servers. You reduce the need to upgrade as much hardware, the space required and the costs associated with running it. You can manage space quickly without relying on hardware delivery and setup as well as gaining all of the features and benefits of Microsoft virtualized servers.

Linux And FreeBSD VMs

Hyper-V supports both emulated and Hyper-V specific devices for Linux and FreeBSD virtual machines. When running with emulated devices, no additional software is required to be installed. However emulated devices do not provide high performance and cannot leverage the rich virtual machine management infrastructure that the Hyper-V technology offers. In order to make full use of all benefits that Hyper-V provides, it is best to use Hyper-V specific devices for Linux and FreeBSD. The collection of drivers that are required to run Hyper-V specific devices are known as Linux Integration Services (LIS) or FreeBSD Integration Services (BIS).

LIS has been added to the Linux kernel and is updated for new releases. But Linux distributions based on older kernels may not have the latest enhancements or fixes. Microsoft provides a download containing installable LIS drivers for some Linux installations based on these older kernels. Because distribution vendors include versions of Linux Integration Services, it is best to install the latest downloadable version of LIS, if applicable, for your installation.

Windows Server

Added layers of security. Enhance security and reduce risk with multiple layers of built-in protection. New deployment options. Increase availability and reduce resource usage with the lightweight Nano Server. Built-in containers — develop and manage with agility thanks to Windows Server and Hyper-V containers. Cost efficient storage. Build highly available, scalable software defined storage and reduce costs. Agile networking. Software defined networking to automate with cloud like efficiency.

Help prevent malicious attacks and detect suspicious activity where it matters — your operating system and workloads. Rely on security features built into Windows Server to control privileged access, protect virtual machines, and harden the platform against emerging threats. Virtualize without compromising security. Use Microsoft Shielded Virtual Machines to help protect your virtual machines from a compromised fabric as well as improve your compliance.