Hyper-V provides software infrastructure and basic management tools that you can use to create and manage a virtualized server computing environment. This virtualized environment can be used to address a variety of business goals aimed at improving efficiency and reducing costs. For example, a virtualized server environment can help you:
- Reduce the costs of operating and maintaining physical servers by increasing your hardware utilization. You can reduce the amount of hardware needed to run your server workloads.
- Increase development and test efficiency by reducing the amount of time it takes to set up hardware and software and reproduce test environments.
- Improve server availability without using as many physical computers as you would need in a failover configuration that uses only physical computers.