Microsoft Hyper-VOne 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:

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I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 19th July 2013 by Ernie Sherman.