Hyper-V Private Cloud Solution based on Huawei Infrastructure

Hyper-V is another popular virtualization platform, in addtion to Vmware, Zen and KVM. The Hyper-V Fast Track solution jointly released by Microsoft and Huawei is designed to address customers' requirements for private cloud. This solution integrates Microsoft platform with HUAWEI servers, storage systems, switches, and value-added software. The Microsoft-certified configuration optimization and unified deployment guide provides instructions for customers on how to accelerate evolution of IT infrastructure to private cloud, facilitating cloud applications.

This solution offers a highly scalable and trustworthy platform where small-sized enterprises and branches can easily obtain substantial benefits generated by the powerful cloud computing capability and do not need to face the complexity occurred during solution planning and implementation.

Background and Challenge

As the enterprise businesses grow fast, traditional data centers consume increasing energy, space, and costs. Therefore, most enterprises are facing challenges driven by high energy consumption and cost, and low efficiency.

To address the preceding challenges, the virtualization-based private cloud solution is quickly developed and widely accepted by enterprises in recent years. With its outstanding features such as resource sharing, self-service applications, flexible expansion, data security, and business availability, the private cloud solution helps those enterprises maximize resource utilization, reduce operating costs, and ensure business quality and security.

Solution

Huawei Hyper-V Fast Track private cloud is composed of Huawei new-generation servers, storage systems, and switches as well as Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization platform. Simple and easy-to-deploy, the private cloud solution can be flexibly expanded when required.

The solution provides the following features:

High availability

Real-time migration of virtual machines

During the process of load balancing or system maintenance, a virtual machine can be migrated from one server to another server in real time. This contributes to zero downtime while reducing the maintenance pressure of the system administrator.

Template-based virtual machine preconfiguration

The virtual machine template is used by administrators to implement quick deployment of virtual machines.

 

Highlights

Quick deployment and flexible expansion

Low risks

Efficient and intelligent hardware platform

Low TCO

Deployment

For detailed instructions on how to deployment this solution, please refer to the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Deployment Guide on Huawei Server and Storage System. ActForNet also provide professional service for the new products and solution purchased from us.

Miscrosoft Hyper-V

Hyper-V, codenamed Viridian and formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization, is a native hypervisor; it can create virtual machines on x86-64 systems. Starting with Windows 8, Hyper-V supersedes Windows Virtual PC as the hardware virtualization component of the client editions of Windows NT.

A host server running Hyper-V could be accessed remotely by multiple guest computers. Each guest computer could perform as if they are using the host server directly. Users on the guest computers could run applications in the host server remotely, even though that application is not available on the guest computer.

A beta version of Hyper-V was shipped with certain x86-64 editions of Windows Server 2008, and a finalized version (automatically updated through Windows Update) was released on June 26, 2008. Hyper-V has since been released in a free stand-alone version, and has been upgraded to Release 2 (R2) status. It was updated in Windows Server 2012.

Hyper-V exists in two variants:

Hyper-V architecture