In many organizations, users’ computers are separated from the operating system physically. Likewise, the computers are also separated from software applications, database management system or DMS, communication procedures etc. This process of set up is known as virtualization of computers or hypervisor or HyperV in short. You would have seen the normal set up where the hardware and software is centralized in the data management centre. Here, instead of desktop computers, virtual machines also known as VMs are used in the place of desktop computers. Users can access this virtual machine from any corner of the world. Thus HyperV enables the users to access any program or applications that they need immediately.
The reason why small companies or small businesses prefer HyperV is because it is relatively less in cost. It is easily affordable and if you an individual user or even if you are a person working from home running a small business, you can get HyperV for free. There are many websites that allows you to get free HyperV. There is no doubt that HyperV is of immense use if you running a small time business. With very less investment, you can make good money. You will realize it if your business or organization is based completely in information technology. There will be necessity for up gradation of the operation system programs and of course operation system software’s regularly. With the entry of HyperV concept of virtualization of desktops, it is easy to bring down the cost by simplifying the IT architecture. You will find HyperV helping you save cost not for the time being but on a long run. Even managing IT infrastructure, flexibility, cost of software, core issues, IT support and hardware related issues are controlled by HyperV usage.
You might be wondering as how useful HyperV is for your business. Let me make it clear to you now. By using this technology, you can bring down the server numbers that you currently have in your organization. You might have estimated ‘n’ number of servers based on your requirements. However, with HyperV you can bring down the number, thus saving cost. You need not even buy machines physically and you also save cost by power usage. Since there are fewer desktops physically, you will not be using power to the extent you were using before. Thus it helps in low maintenance and very less time is invested on hardware setting or adjustments. Apart from that, there is no necessity to upload software’s to each and every system. Since it is all in virtual you will only update the virtual system thus saving cost again instead of buying too many software rights.
You must now be suspecting on the reliability or the so called down time. You must forget about down time as there is no need to install software’s or upgrade on each and every system. This concept is not used here. You will only update the virtual system and this will be used by all the users.