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Hyper-V Primary Use Case


We use Hyper-V for our on-premise servers, and we have a couple of Hyper-V desktops that remote salespeople use to log in remotely. They have an on-premises station they can remote into and utilize everything at our other office. We replicate everything there, so if anything happens to our facility here, we can get spun up at our other location.

There are 40 people in our organization. We have sales engineers, technicians, and our standard office staff. Three servers are running off of Hyper-V, including our SQL server for our main CRM and QuickBooks databases, our central files storage server, and another files server that holds our backup domain controller. Then we have another domain controller that handles some other internal things. That is pretty much our organization in a nutshell.

We plan to expand usage of Hyper-V. For example, we have a terminal server that isn't on Hyper-V at the moment. It is session based, and we're working on transitioning over. Also, we got a brand new server two weeks ago, so we're transitioning everybody off of the terminal server to local Windows 10 and Hyper-V VMs. 

Everyone will have their own desktop environment versus having a session-based terminal. That way, if there's an emergency patch update or something like that for one person on the terminal server, we don't have to take the whole terminal server down. We can take down that person's desktop. We'll deploy as many as 12 additional Hyper-V desktops running in that. 

That will be our future deployment based on what we've seen in the Hyper-V desktop environment and its performance. It runs great. All users who have already transitioned to that environment are enjoying it compared to the old terminal server that we had.

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Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

The solution is server virtualization software. We're using it to create virtual servers on our hosts and assign roles to each server separately. That's basically what a virtualization server does.

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Liam Lynch - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We basically use it to virtualize a service for email on-premise. We also use it to virtualize the apps, but it is mainly for virtualizing servers, such as SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint, and CRM.

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Shahzad-Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Resident Engineer at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

We are mainly using Hyper-V for VMs. The primary business is biscuit manufacturing, so we have 70 different types of sales-related software, some Windows-based SAP, and VMs running on Hyper-V. All VMs are running on Hyper-V. So indirectly, everyone is using it because it's our primary production system. We have maybe 650 employees at the moment. About 200 of these are computer users who are connected with Hyper-V in one way or another. Either they are using some of its services in a virtual machine or they're the IT guys directly involved with it. The non-IT people are using finance software or SAP-related software that they access through the web. Some servers are standalone Hyper-V, and there are two clusters of Hyper-V.

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Ahmed Gamil - PeerSpot reviewer
PreSales Manager at UC-Solutions

I am a solution provider and Hyper-V is one of the products that I implement for my customers.

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Shashika Rathnayaka - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Technical Manager at OAK integrated System Pvt Ltd

We have a project for disaster recovery. We are using an arc server. We have to use the basic server, each biometric server, in the virtualization environment. In the virtualization environment, we are using Hyper-V. In the software, in the arc server, they get the image from the metal and put it into the Hyper-V environment.

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Manager at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

We usually use Microsoft Hyper-V for very small customers that don't have the budget for another library or hypervisor. We use Hyper-V when the customer has only one or two virtual machines. It's typically bundled with the Windows Server operating system, so we can provide virtual machines for free. 

In Malaysia, we started the cloud journey in 2020. Most people were looking for services, and many customers wanted to migrate to the cloud immediately. They just look forward and make some comparisons. If you say, "I want to migrate to a cloud," typically, our customers will ask for AWS as a primary choice, followed by Microsoft Azure.

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Shams K - PeerSpot reviewer
Vmware Administrator at Intertech

The primary use case is for customers who want to virtualize their infrastructure, but are on a budget and don't need advanced features. 

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IT Operations Manager at a computer software company with 1-10 employees

We mostly use Microsoft Hyper-V in our production environment.

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Test Environment Manager at a wireless company with 201-500 employees

I work in an environment where we are required to use them, as well as for DevOps and a few other things like Helios and similar things. As a result, I use it for DevOps testing, infrastructure, and implementation within the product areas of my clients.

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Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

I have been making solutions around the Hyper-V bundles for my clients. For example, hyper-converged infrastructure, such as in vSAN and Vsphere for company data centers.

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CEO at ICES International

I'm mostly implementing Hyper-V solutions. Most of my clients are implementing Hyper-V on-premises, and on cloud my clients are using Microsoft Azure.

I am a Microsoft architect. I'm certified in Microsoft. My company is located in Cameroon and many countries in Africa and out of Africa. In my company we are working on Microsoft solutions at 80% on Windows Server, SQL, Exchange, Microsoft for Business, ISO. We are training with these solutions and implementing them.

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Managing Director with 51-200 employees

Hyper-V is used to virtualize machines. You install the latest version of Microsoft Windows Server on your hardware, and you install Hyper-V in the Microsoft Windows Server. You can now install multiple virtual servers within Hyper-V. They all can have different functionality.

The servers can be used for many things, such as file servers, ERPs, and web servers. All of this was not available before the advent of virtualization. With virtualization it's easy with one hardware machine, you can have several servers.

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RameshDasari - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

We are an IT service company. We understand the technology and we provide Microsoft solutions, Linux, and Cisco solutions. We have a 360-degree relationship with Microsoft, Cisco, and two other companies. We are a premium partner with Microsoft. We use Hyper-V for virtualization and the consolidation of infrastructures. It is a cost-saving solution. We currently use 25% physical, and 75% virtual resources via Hyper-V, i.e. a ratio of 2.5 to 7.5. So we are using the virtual aspect to a greater extent.

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User at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution serves our needs as an education entity in the UAE.

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Manager IT

We primarily use the product for multiple servers and for Dynamics AX, for example, the routing server, the load balancer, the application server, and stuff like that.

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IT Infrastructure at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

Hyper-V is a virtualization layer. We use it for all of our applications.

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We provide services, such as virtualization, website hosting, and some infrastructure services. We provide all the services to the public companies.

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Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees

Hyper-V acts as the hypervisor for our virtualization platform. We are using it on a three-tier infrastructure and it manages our VMs that store our files and applications. 

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Muzamil Yakub - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Executive Officer at Infoview Limited

We use Hyper-V for data center virtualization.

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NaveenA - PeerSpot reviewer
Materials Engineer at HCL Technologies

I use Hyper-V for virtualization.

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Tommy Myo Min Aung - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

In our environment, we have a special custom configuration for the Hyper-V switches we use. We have a full-scope VM in our environment and especially for certain Cisco configurations, such as the spam folder in the Hyper-V. It is really difficult to configure from scratch. In this scenario, the agent is really helpful for us, for the restoration. The community edition provides a free, low-cost package solution.

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Andrea Andrea - PeerSpot reviewer

We are partners with Microsoft. We install 50% of VMware and 50% the solution from Hyper-V, depending on the customer's request.

Mid-level businesses who want to create their own data center, and they are using other Microsoft systems. 

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Technology Solutions Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We supply Hyper-V for hardware virtualization to customers.

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IT Infrastructure Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use it for anything like production and everything we're running on right now.

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Yogesh (Datamotive) - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at a tech company with 11-50 employees

We are using Hyper-V to host a few Linux virtual machines.

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Founder at a retailer with 1-10 employees

We are just exploring the possibilities to see if it was a better alternative to VirtualBox, for running on a Windows host.

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Director Of Services Nicaragua at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We use Hyper-V for system virtualization.

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Our primary use case is for a UAT environment, for test purposes. We are users and I'm the COO. 

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Technical Account Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We use Hyper-V for virtualization.

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Michael Ogunlade - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of enterprise systems at Fidelity Bank Plc

We use Hyper-V for production, testing, and development.

It's a core infrastructure solution, so it's not a user-solution. It's for server virtualization. It's actually deployed virtually for other services that need to deploy virtual machines using it.

We plan to keep using this solution in the future.

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Founder at a non-profit with 1-10 employees

We are mainly using Hyper-V in the financial sector.

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Ali Yazıcı - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

We use Hyper-V for test virtualization.

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User at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees

Our organization is a financial institution in the banking industry. We use Hyper-V for network virtualization and storage and application virtualization. There are five or six users of the solution.

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Willy Marcelo Maurer - PeerSpot reviewer
Coordination of Scientific Investigation, Investigator in Scientific Computing and Biotechnology at IEESL

In our administration, we don't have new computers or new servers, but we want to optimize our scientific work. We're using it with two devices for scientific work and administration work.

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Senior Buyer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We use Hyper-V for hardware virtualization.

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Associate designer

My primary use case of this solution is for virtualization.

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