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Virtualization Proving Valuable for SMBs




By Lainie Guthrie

SMB Solutions and Route to Market 


From start-ups to expansions, small and mid-sized businesses need to achieve efficient, secure data management. Many SMBs have complicated IT environments, using multiple servers for various applications that consume staff and energy resources. System upgrades may result in costly down time and impact productivity.


Do you want to achieve cost savings and operational efficiencies including less management time, increased productivity, and improved application availability?


If you answered "Yes", then virtualization is for you! As you are probably aware, virtualization creates many "virtual machines" on a single physical server. It allows you to stack multiple applications, create separate environments for patching and upgrades, quickly deploy new applications, and offers live migration, fault tolerance, high-availability, and distributed resource scheduling to keep your business up and running the way it should.


It means fewer servers, less networking gear, a smaller number of racks needed, less power consumption, simpler management, and significant cost savings.


So how can you get the most out of virtualization?


HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Hyper-V provide the foundation for improving your application availability, simplifying your IT management, maximizing your IT investment, and reducing your costs.

HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Hyper-V come in three predefined reference configurations to help you start defining the solution you need and get into gear if you're just starting out, shift gears as you build momentum, or accelerate your IT as your business expands. HP Flex-Bundles are flexible to allow you to configure and purchase only what you need while allowing room for growth. They allow you to deploy with confidence, knowing that you have the full backing of the HP-Microsoft partnership behind you.


The built-in intelligence of HP ProLiant servers dramatically reduces the time required for installation, start-up, maintenance, and troubleshooting. And lifecycle automation means that you can forget about IT and focus on growth and innovation. 


Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is a proven, essential virtualization platform trusted by thousands of enterprises and small and mid-sized businesses around the world, and across all industries. And HP ProLiant servers deliver the best-in-class performance, availability, scalability, and simplified management your business can rely on. Together, they're a winning combination.


With simplified management and industry leading support, HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Hyper-V will improve your IT staff's productivity enabling them to do more with less. Moreover, HP Lifetime Warranty gives you access to the HP Support Center at no additional cost.


For more information visit: ServeIT or contact Lainie Guthrie.


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