High Availability and Disaster Recovery Considerations for Hyper-V
Hyper-V Virtualization enables multiple IT workloads to run on a single physical machine as virtual machines (VMs). Fewer physical machines can lead to reduced costs through lower hardware, energy, and management overhead, plus the creation of a more dynamic IT infrastructure. With this capability, however, comes an increased need for managing planned and unplanned downtime. A well developed disaster recovery plan is essential for every infrastructure, whether physical or virtual. In this technical presentation,we will focus briefly on an architectural overview of Hyper-V from the perspective of high availability and disaster recovery and discusses strategic solutions for protecting virtualized workloads on Hyper-V. This covers both capabilities in the product today, publically-available information on future Hyper-V releases as well as solutions enabled by third-party vendors.