Slim Down for Summer Using the Virtualization Diet

By Ildi Pomeroy

If you're like lots of small and midsized businesses, you may be struggling with IT that's “bigger” than it needs to be, dealing with server sprawl that increases costs and management demands. With virtualization, a single server can run more workloads more efficiently, which reduces both management complexity and IT costs.

With HPE and Microsoft, limited budgets and lack of IT expertise don't have to hold you back from embracing virtualization any longer. HPE Flex Solutions for Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V are robust, scalable, easy-to-use virtualization solutions that are quick to deploy. In fact, if you already have a Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 license, all you have to do is activate Hyper-V and you can get started right away.

With HPE Flex Solutions for Hyper-V, you can improve performance and efficiently scale capacity to run your largest workloads while saving money on hardware, software licensing, and maintenance. And HPE Flex Solutions now feature Aruba Instant Wi-Fi, delivering business-grade performance, security, and resiliency, with zero-touch deployment.

We've added new options, like HPE VM Explorer software for fast, flexible backup and recovery of virtual environments. You can also add a Microsoft Azure Token to tap into the power of an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy, and manage on-premises, cloud, and mobile applications.

Taken all together, you'll see tremendous benefits from a complete solution that allows you to:

  • Leverage a robust virtualization platform— Get a cost-effective, scalable platform that reduces complexity and increases agility
  • Redefine IT economics— Purchase only what you need and expand seamlessly as your business grows
  • Focus on your business— Gain the ability to respond quickly and flexibly to changing trends
  • Deploy with confidence— Flexible, pre-defined configurations with HPE partner support that simplifies sizing and speeds provisioning

If you're ready to stop paying for resources you don't need, call your HPE or authorized partner today.

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