Introduction to Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

Dave Northey explains why Hyper-V is a “no-brainer” for virtualisation


If you’re planning on virtualising Windows Servers, then regardless of who’s hypervisor you’re thinking of, you’ll more than likely end up buying the Datacentre or Enterprise licenses for Windows Server 2008 R2 (as that’s the cheapest route).

Windows Server includes its own hypervisor (Hyper-V) at no additional cost. The Enterprise and Datacentre editions of Windows Server include Failover Clustering at no additional cost.

Which makes me wonder why you would even consider spending more money on someone else’s hypervisor?

Have a look at this short (six minute) video, in which I demonstrate how Hyper-V and Failover Clustering are the perfect solution for virtualising Windows Servers and Microsoft workloads. We’re also very good at running most Linux distributions (we even offer full support for the major ones).

Please don’t just take my word for it – download the evaluation software and take Hyper-V for a spin.  I’ll be posting some more detailed “how to” content soon to help you along your way.

Download the evaluation of Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 here:

Windows Server.



Comments (2)

  1. Hi Dave,

    thanks for that short video!

    Peter Forster

  2. Richard Wilson, BT Ireland says:

    Hi Dave, good video.


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