One of the key virtualization features available in Windows Server 2012 is the replication capability built into Hyper-V Replica. Many believe that Hyper-V Replica will change the way we think about disaster recovery. With Hyper-V Replica, Virtual Machines (VMs) can easily be transferred from one machine to another.
VMs are an important part of any high-availability IT environment, and Hyper-V Replica allows you to take the next step towards continuous availability. Hyper-V Replica works across a wide variety of transports, such as local area networks, wide-area networks, and even using Wi-Fi connections.
Moving a VM from one environment to another requires no more than selecting the original machine and then the new one. If you’re having trouble making a direct connection to a new or remote site, export the Replica to a USB (universal serial bus) drive, then manually import it into the destination server. Hyper-V Replica makes the process of duplicating VM instances easy; and you can create a disaster-recovery environment in just a few clicks.
ING Bank has used Hyper-V Replica extensively for replication between servers in its global locations. However, this approach isn’t limited to multi-country global enterprises only.
Service providers can easily use Hyper-V Replica to provide high-availability disaster recovery services to their small-business clients. This allows them to take advantage of the possibilities of the modern Windows Server 2012 environment, without requiring a permanent staff to manage their backup and disaster-recovery processes.
The benefits of Hyper-V Server 2012 are available for free. If you’d like to give it a try, download it at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/hyper-v-server/
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Published On: 19th July 2013 by Ernie Sherman.