eUKhost.com, a well-known UK based web-hosting provider, today launched their new range of Windows Virtual Private Servers powered by Microsoft's latest virtualization platform, Hyper-V. Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based server virtualization technology that is a key feature of Windows Server 2008 and provides a reliable and highly available server virtualization platform. The company states that Hyper-V provides scalability and superior performance by supporting features like guest multi-processing support and 64-bit guest and host support; reliability and security through its hypervisor architecture; flexibility and manageability by supporting features like quick migration of virtual machines from one physical host to another, and integration with System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
It further states that Hyper-V allows them to make the best use of the server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines running on a single physical machine, thereby allowing them to offer best value virtual servers to small and medium sized businesses and resellers looking for alternatives to dedicated server hosting.
The new VPS plans, which provide users with a dedicated server-like environment at an economical price, include Windows Server 2008, a choice of guaranteed 1 GB or 2 GB of memory, ample web space and bandwidth allocation along with full administrative access via RDP. The hardware configuration includes Dual Quad Core Intel Xeon E5420 processors, mirrored disk drives, and 16 GB RAM to ensure that each user gets the best performance from their Hyper-V virtual machines.
"Hyper-V takes virtualization a step forward and we're glad to provide our customers with the ideal virtualization platform". said Mark Ducadi, Chief Marketing Officer, eUKhost Ltd. "As more and more users turn to VPS hosting as an affordable alternative to dedicated server hosting, it was imperative for us to include a solution that was reasonably priced yet comparable to a dedicated server in terms of features and flexibility."