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.
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