For organisations that rely on Microsoft to deliver their critical business applications (SQL Server, Exchange etc), this new platform will be of specific interest.
For many the Dell EqualLogic iSCSI based route to virtualisation has offered the best balance of performance, cost of ownership, scalability and reliability. The all important âR2â moniker promises Dell EqualLogic users a credible x86 route to server virtualisation with increased virtualised data centre availability plus improved virtual networking performance and hardware support. Furthermore, R2 delivers a simplified method for physical and virtual computer deployments by using .vhd files.
Commenting on the announcement, Lee Ganly, CIO of ADA Technology Services said âThe latest R2 version of Hyper-V has never been deployed on an EqualLogic platform in the UK before. Storage-Expo was the obvious event to demonstrate this new solution and Iâm delighted that ADA was chosen by both Dell and Microsoft to make this a possibilityâ.
Ganly went on to say âHyper-V is essentially a free product that is both powerful and versatile. Anyone interested in data protection capabilities around application consistent snapshotting of SQL, Exchange and Hyper-V should attend one of our interactive sessions. I guarantee that they will learn something newâ.
ADA has built a formidable reputation for delivering cloud based PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions using Dell EqualLogic. By providing replication targets for customer critical data, EqualLogic provides application consistent snapshots to hosted customer environments, improving recovery and mitigating the risk of version upgrades and patching.