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Maximizing the Benefits of Virtualization: Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ and the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series
Virtualization technology plays an increasingly critical role in IT strategy for all kinds and sizes of organizations. Servers based on the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, with Intel Microarchitecture Nehalem and Intel VT form a high-performance, high-availability and cost-effective hardware foundation for running and managing virtual servers by improving performance and efficiency, increasing flexibility, providing higher reliability, and lowering TCO. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager offer an integrated set of robust virtualization and management tools for creating and maintaining virtual servers. And with Hyper-V as a server role, plus flexible licensing policies from Microsoft, it's now easier than ever to take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization through Windows Server 2008. Together, these technologies provide a powerful virtualization solution that enables businesses to be more agile in their IT deployments and realize significant time and cost-savings benefits.