There are necessary parts required by Hyper-V that work together to enable you to create and run virtual machines. The combination of these parts is referred to as the virtualisation platform. These parts are installed as a group when you install the Hyper-V role.
The parts in this set include Windows hypervisor, the virtual machine bus (VMbus), Hyper-V Virtual Management Service, virtualisation service provider (VSP), the virtualisation WMI provider and virtual infrastructure driver (VID).
Hyper-V also possesses tools for connectivity and management. These can be installed both on the same computer that Hyper-V role is installed on and on computers where the Hyper-V role is not installed. These tools include Hyper-V Manager, Windows PowerShell Direct, Hyper-V module for Windows PowerShell and Virtual Machine Connection (which is sometimes referred to as VMConnect).
When purchasing a Broadberry storage solution, installation of Microsoft Hyper-V can be taken care of by our trained engineers.
More companies than ever before are switching to virtualisation. There are a huge number of ways that virtualisation can help your business. Here are a few –
There are many benefits to configuring your Broadberry CyberStore Storage Appliance with Hyper-V. With Hyper-V you can establish or expand a private cloud environment. You will be able to provide IT services with increased flexibility through moving to or expand your usage of shared resources.
With Hyper-V you can use your hardware a lot more effectively. Servers and workloads can be consolidated onto fewer, more powerful physical computers in order to use less power and space.
Business continuity is improved as you limit the potential disturbance of both scheduled and unscheduled downtime of your works.
You can establish or expand a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Utilising a centralised desktop strategy with VDI can aid you in increasing data security and business agility, in addition to simplifying regulatory compliance and managing desktop operating systems and applications. By deploying Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Virtualisation Host (RD Virtualisation Host) onto the same server you can make personal virtual desktops or virtual desktop pools available to your users.
Developing and testing can be made more efficient. Reproducing different computing environment without needing to purchase or maintain all of the hardware you would require if you only used physical systems.
One of the key features of Hyper-V is Dynamic Memory. Dynamic Memory is a memory allocation feature which pools the hosts memory and distributes resources to virtual machines that require it. When this feature is enabled, the VM discloses the amount of memory it requires and the host provides that amount plus some extra that is used as a buffer. Dynamic Memory rebalances the hosts memory in one-second intervals and allows for VMs to be prioritised with regards to memory usage.
Another feature is Nested Virtualisation. Nested virtualisation refers to running a virtualised environment within a virtualised environment. Nested virtualisation is an important factor in test environments. Hyper-V can now be nested to simulate whole virtualised environments, without the sky-high cost of dedicated equipment.
The virtual Trusted Platform Module (TPM) allows you to encrypt your virtual machine with the BitLocker technology from Microsoft Corp. There are many advantages to utilising TPM technology. The main benefits include being able to generate, store and limit the usage of cryptographic keys and ensuring the integrity of the platform through taking and storing security measurements.
With Host Resources Protection, the VM will be prevented from using any resources other than the ones that have been allotted to it. The virtual machines are constantly monitored for any additional activity and if any is detected, the VM is penalised through being assigned less resources, so that the performance of the other VMs is not affected. This is an important feature as virtual machines that have become infected often end up running at 100% CPU load, without any warning. This causes problems in the other virtual machines and even the Hyper-V host itself.
The Broadberry CyberStore Storage Appliances feature zero vendor lock-in.
The majority of brands in this industry take advantage of vendor lock-in to keep you tied into their ecosystem. It benefits them; however, it restricts your business. Especially as you continue to continue to evolve as a business.
Broadberry storage servers are never vendor locked, you will always retain the freedom to use whatever third-party hardware you wish with your CyberStore storage appliance, granting you full control of your data centre.
In addition to being free of vendor lock-in, Broadberry CyberStore storage appliances feature full compatibility with all major storage server software, meaning you have all the control and will always be able to switch to another OS if the need arises. This becomes really important as your business continues to grow and your needs evolve.
More than three decades of reliably delivering storage technology has allowed Broadberry to work with some of the worlds largest brands, including NASA, the BBC, Disney, Sky, ITV, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Sony, CERN, Toshiba, Toyota and many more.
Find out how Broadberry’s enterprise-grade server and storage solutions can benefit your business today.
Broadberry CyberServe servers are not vendor locked, giving you full freedom to use whichever hardware you want with your server. With no vendor lock-in, you have a lot more choice and freedom and can make your own decisions on the additions you want to make to your server.
The Broadberry CyberServe appliance features full compatibility with all major server software.
Our range of solutions are can be configured to perfectly fit the requirements of your organisation. They are compatible with every major server software available on the market, a special feature in an industry where most servers are locked into a single operating system.
Low Powered servers from £470
Perfect Appliance Servers the CyberServe range of Intel Atom based rack servers are designed for light processing tasks. Designed and built for the appliance server market where an extremely low power consumption of less than 10W is required and 100% server up-time is of up most importance. Configurable with up to 64GB DDR4 RAM and 16 processing cores.
Single Processor servers from £707
Superb Business Class Servers, the CyberServe Xeon E range is based on Intel Xeon processors. An ideal fit for companies looking for an affordable and efficient system, these single socket servers can be configured with up to 64GB DDR4 RAM and 6 processing cores.
Single Processor servers from £939
Excellent Business Class Servers, the Broadberry CyberServe SP1 range of Single Xeon rackmount servers is based on the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor family. Providing huge benefits in performance, efficiency and security, these single socket servers can be configured with up to 512GB DDR4 RAM and 22 processing cores.
Dual Processor servers from £1,136
Perfect Enterprise-Class Servers the CyberServe SP2 Dual Xeon rack mount range is based on Intel Xeon Scalable Processor family. Delivering significant benefits in performance, power efficiency, virtualisation, and security. Servers are configurable with up to 3TB DDR4 RAM and 56 processing cores
Quad Processor servers from £681
Excellent Enterprise-Class Servers the CyberServe Quad Xeon rack mount server range is based on Intel Xeon Scalable Processor family. Capable of reaching scorching fast speeds, the solutions in this quad socket range can thrive in even the most computationally intense environments and deliver real speed to your data centre.
Single Processor servers from £1,209
Perfect Data Centre Servers, powered by single AMD EPYC 7002 series processors, this range reduces licencing costs by up to 50%. Providing up to 64 cores, 4TB of memory, and 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0 connectivity delivering double the I/O performance over PCIe 3.0, single-socket EPYC servers satisfy most of your workload needs.
Dual Processor servers from £3,010
Perfect Data Centre Servers, powered by dual AMD EPYC 7002 series processors, this range boasts the I/O, memory, and bandwidth to satisfy your needs. Providing up to 64 cores, 4TB of memory, and 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0 connectivity delivering double the I/O performance over PCIe 3.0, dual-socket EPYC servers provide market-leading performance.
Single Processor servers from £727
Excellent Business Class Servers, the CyberServe XE3® range is based on Intel® Xeon E3-1200 v6 processors. A perfect fit value-conscious companies searching for an effective and affordable system, CyberServe XE3® range is built for use as an entry level / mid-level server. Servers in this range are configurable with up to 64GB DDR4 RAM and 4 processing cores, with a single processor.
Dual Processor servers from £960
Perfect Enterprise-Class Servers the CyberServe XE5 2600 rack mount range are based on dual Intel Xeon E5 2600 v4 processors. Delivering significant benefits in performance, power efficiency, virtualisation and security. Servers are configurable with up to 1.5TB DDR4 RAM and 44 processing cores.
Single Processor servers from £1,205
Perfect Data Centre Servers, powered by single AMD EPYC 7001 series processors, this range boats performance at a fantastic price. Providing up to 32 cores, 8 memory channels and 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes per CPU unlocking capabilities and performance previously available only in 2-socket architectures.
Dual Processor servers from £3,028
Perfect Data Centre Servers, powered by dual AMD EPYC 7001 series processors, this range boats balanced architecture for optimum performance. Providing up to 64 cores, 4TB of memory, and 128 lanes of PCIe connectivity providing the flexibility, performance, and security features to efficiently support demanding workloads
Microsoft Hyper-V is a virtualisation software that not only virtualises operating systems but is capable of virtualising complete hardware components, like hard drive and network switches. Hyper-V is not limited to your device, it can be utilised for server virtualisation too.
The Broadberry CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage servers are designed and built for a wide-range of storage applications.
Completely customisable from processing to storage type and capacity, to operating system - the CyberStore range is your go-to storage platform.
The CyberStore range of storage servers are used by the world's largest organisations from the BBC, to the CERN project, governement institutions, universities and much more.
Year-after-year, the Broadberry CyberStore range of unified storage appliances has beaten the likes of Dell and HPE to be crowned "Best Storage Appliance" by PC Pro magazine.
When compared to the likes of DELL, HPE, EMC etc, the Broadberry CyberStore range of enterprise-grade unified storage appliances is up to 60% cheaper, although using the same quality components such as Seagate drives and Kingston RAM.
The Bradberry CyberStore range has been built from industry-leading commodity hardware, and carefully designed to ensuure full compatibility with leading storage operating systems and database engines.
Broadberry enterprise storage appliances are on average 86% lower cost than EMC and 55% lower cost than DELL although built using the same leading-brand server components such as Intel processors and Samsung memory. HPE hard drives are rebadged Toshiba enterprise-class drives, the exact same models as found in Broadberry storage appliances.
When you buy a Broadberry storage appliance all drive bays are supplied with caddies - so if in 6 months time you decide to expand the storage you can source it freely from the marketplace or ourselves if you wish. The only way to add hard drives to HPE servers is to buy the drives along with caddies from HPE for 200% the price of Broadberry's price.
Broadberry storage appliances come with enterprise-grade features like IPMI included, whereas HPE charge large fees for perpetual licences for the same features.
Our website allows you to configure your server online with accurate prices, as opposed to NetApp who require several face-to-face meetings with them before they'll give you a price.
Over recent years there's been a massive move from the world's largest organisations such as Google to purchase their servers from the likes of Broadberry rather than DELL and HPE. This move is fuelled by the rise in commodity hardware.
Before leaving our UK workshop, all Broadberry server and storage solutions undergo a rigorous 48 hour testing procedure. This, along with the high-quality industry leading components we use ensure all of our server and storage solutions meet the strictest quality guidelines demanded from us.
Our main objective is to offer great value, high-quality server and storage solutions, we understand that every company has different requirements and as such are able to offer un-equaled flexibility in designing custom server and storage solutions to meet our clients' needs.
We have established ourselves as one of the biggest storage providers in the UK, and since 1989 supplied our server and storage solutions to the world's biggest brands. Our customers include: