A new Hyper-V case study was published late last week.  In this study they also employed the Sanbolic Melio FS clustered file system – which if you haven’t looked it is absolutely worth looking at (it’s really cool).  Using this file system you can place many VM’s on a single LUN which is shared across many nodes of a Hyper-V cluster – thus eliminating the one LUN per VM minimum recommended (effetely required to provide full failover functionality) by Hyper-V.

Some great quotes:

Virtualization frees the business to grow. We have been able to achieve a dynamic IT infrastructure and can almost double computing capacity on demand across the enterprise, which is huge. 
    -Matt Lavallee, Director of Technology, MLS Property Information Network

The VMware solution would have required a $160,000 licensing fee, which was 30 percent of our budget for the entire solution.
    -Matt Lavallee, Director of Technology, MLS Property Information Network

With Hyper-V you can deliver consistent availability. We can now give our customers a pretty solid guarantee of 100 percent uptime without breaking the bank.
    -Matt Lavallee, Director of Technology, MLS Property Information Network

Check out the full case study at:  http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000003046

 

Taylor Brown
Hyper-V Integration Test Lead
http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb

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