Another component of Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V is Provisioning Services. Learn more in this video from the Product Manager for Provisioning, Pete Downing.

Here is a brief description of Provisioning Services inside Essentials for Hyper-V –

Provisioning Services with Essentials for Hyper-V

Citrix Provisioning Services reduces total cost of ownership and improves both manageability and business agility by virtualizing the workload of a datacenter server operating system, applications and configuration and streaming the workload on-demand to physical or virtual servers from the network.

Servers are stateless until streamed to; no software is preloaded or permanently loaded. No other server-provisioning approach compares in terms of economic benefits or operational efficiencies. By delivering server workloads on-demand rather than deploying them on individual servers, Citrix Provisioning Services :

  • Simplifies and streamlines server management, and reduces software rollout risk.
  • Ensures server consistency within silos by provisioning servers simultaneously from a single standard workload image.
  • Increases IT responsiveness and agility by enabling capacity on-demand–repurpose any server to do any job.
  • Reduces utility costs and space needs by cutting the number of backup servers that are required.
  • Dynamically satisfies needs for growth, disaster recovery and business continuity.

    Citrix Provisioning Services can stream a workload to any server or server farm, extending Citrix XenApp™ application delivery capabilities and Microsoft Hyper-V server virtualization capabilities.

Learn more here.