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The Effects of Employing Generation 2 Windows VPS on a Hyper-V 2012 R2 Server

Windows first foray into the world of virtual private servers was the Windows VPS, now known as the Generation 1 Windows VPS. Generation 1 VPSs were the only virtual private servers available for Windows users until the recent release of the Hyper-V 2012 R2 Server. This new Windows operating system gives users the option to create the Generation 2 Windows VPS.

In previous operating systems, before the Hyper-V 2012 R2 Server was introduced, Generation 1 virtual machines had the basic capabilities of most VPSs, providing server space to users as a fully managed or self managed system. This and other virtualization options manufactured by Microsoft such as Virtual PC, Virtual Server, and others, all operated on older technology, something Microsoft typically tries to stay away from as long as technology continues to progress.

Hyper-V 2012 R2 Server

The new Hyper-V server, despite being released not too long after its last server operating system, has a host of impressive new upgrades and features users will find extremely helpful. Updates include:

It is quite amazing what has been added to the R2 version of Hyper-V only one year after Windows Server 2012 was released. In following video Aidan Finn explains several of the new features of Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V :


Generation 2 Windows VPSs (VMs)

The Generation 2 Windows VMs available through the Hyper-V server have multiple benefits and upgrades over older models, several of which are listed below.

Benefits for businesses

Faster boot times and more efficient installation of software and operating systems is something any business owner can appreciate. The massive disk drive space available (64 TB) means there is enough space to run multiple operating systems and save an incredible amount of data on the same VM. For all companies, making sure any financial data, customer data, or other data of any sort is safely stored is important. The ability of the Hyper-V server to resize disk drives on an as needed basis to make room for other components of the VM is a luxury businesses and tech professionals will find very helpful.

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