Datacenter Virtualization With Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Technology and 3PAR Utility Storage
Hyper-V is an optionally-enabled, hypervisor-based server virtualization feature of Windows Server 2008 that increases server infrastructure flexibility while saving time and reducing costs. 3PAR InServ Storage Servers complement Hyper-V by providing a virtualized storage platform to support Hyper-V virtualized servers. The resulting combination is a powerful virtualized compute platform that helps enterprises and service providers reduce both capital and operational expenses while simultaneously increasing the overall flexibility of their datacenters. This paper introduces 3PAR Utility Storage and then details its benefits for a virtualized server environment with Hyper-V. Laboratory test results provided by 3PAR are used to illustrate and quantify these benefits; these results have not been independently verified.