Another battle is won: Hyper-V has been chosen (again)

Yeahaa.!!!! 😀
 
We have in the Microsoft Infrastructure team in the company that i work finally chosen Microsoft Hyper-V as our virtualization platform.
 
I think the main reasons for chosing Hyper-V is:
 
  1. Hyper-V being in version 2 (R2) – Better one to one feature comparison with VMWare (I am affraid that had it been Hyper-V version 1 then the outcome could have been different)
  2. Integration – Microsoft integrates all their products into eachother and has a vision for having a dynamic IT infrastructure
  3. Management – Microsoft has a broad management portfolio where all management products are connected to each other.
  4. Price – The VMWare virtualization tax is there no matter how big or small and why should we pay it.

I’m so happy!

With Exchange, Outlook, Communication Server, Sharepoint and Hyper-V in the bag then it’s time to convince the my colleagues and the company about:

  • Data Protection Manager as replacement for our out dated Backup Exec
  • Sharepoint 2010 as a complete replacement for our SAP portal
  • Threat Management Gateway (TMG) as replacement for our stone age Checkpoint Firewalls
  • Operations Manager as a complete replacement of our HP Openview Monitoring
  • Implementing Service Manager to control our ITIL process’s
  • Exhanging Symantec Antivirus with Forefront Client Security

New battles ahead 🙂

And then there is:

  • Implementing IPSEC domain isolation
  • Implementing NAP
  • Implementing Windows 7 with Bitlocker, Bitlocker To Go and Direct Access
  • Implementing RMS

New frontiers 🙂

/Alex

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3 Responses to Another battle is won: Hyper-V has been chosen (again)

  1. Martin says:

    Hi AlexSounds like you\’ve won another great battle 🙂 Im running an R2 cluster myself and so far I am quite happy with it.You could always use the TMG as a backend firewall and the checkpoint as edge firewall :)Are you planning on using the UAG for Direct Access?

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