Virtualisation is one of the fastest growing IT investment areas today. It represents one of the largest future sales opportunities for your business – so make sure you’re up to speed on what this impressive technology has to offer your customers.
Regardless of what type of partner you are virtualisation and Hyper-V can open up huge new sales opportunities and revenue streams. Here are just a few of the types of customers you should be talking to in order to get those sales started:
- Customers who want to reduce use of space, power and cooling
Virtualisation enables the consolidation of workloads, resulting in fewer physical machines; reducing hardware, energy and management costs
- Customers who need to improve business continuity
Business continuity is about minimising scheduled and unscheduled downtime. Hyper-V includes unique business continuity features, such as live backup and quick migration, enabling businesses to meet uptime and response metrics
- Customers who need a more reliable disaster recovery solution
Leveraging the clustering capabilities of Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V now provides support for disaster recovery within IT environments and across data centers, using geographically dispersed clustering capabilities
- Customers who think virtualisation is too expensive
Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V makes server virtualisation easy and cost effective by enabling multiple operating systems to run on a single physical machine. This reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), not just from lowering hardware requirement but also lower power, cooling and management costs.
With the adoption of virtualisation in the enterprise increasing, and customers constantly on the look out for ways to consolidate workloads and reduce server sprawl, the business benefits offered by Hyper-V are vital for a number of your customers.
- Reduce capital costs and operational costs
Consolidating servers reduces power and cooling costs, as well as space requirements for the data centre
- Enable disaster recovery solutions
Hyper-V virtualisation allows customers to snapshot and replicate production environments to collocation facilities or branch offices in the event of disaster; enabling back up on exactly the same operating environment in a matter of minutes
- Increase business agility
Virtualisation allows IT staff to more quickly deploy and shift computing resources to accommodate critical business applications and ensure they meet service-level agreements
- Increased availability
Hyper-V virtualisation includes the much-anticipated Live Migration feature, which allows customers to move a virtual machine between two virtualisation host servers without any interruption of service.
Expand your sales with…
Hyper-V virtualisation is just one part of the Microsoft solution allowing you to expand every sale by adding a variety of other Microsoft offerings:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 - the most advanced server operating system yet, Windows Server 2008 is designed to power the next generation of networks; making it the ideal operating system for Hyper-V technology. Together they deliver richer user experiences that can save time and reduce costs
- Windows 7 - together Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V have many features designed specifically to work with customers running Windows 7, including:
- Direct Access - provides secure, seamless access to files and applications from any location without a VPN; saving money on support
- Branch Caching - reduces bandwidth and latency in branch locations to deliver a significant improvement in network performance especially with server and windows patch updates.
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