Dynamic provisioning services included with Citrix Essentials™ for Hyper-V™ reduces total cost of ownership and improves both manageability and business agility by virtualizing a datacenter server workload-–operating system, applications, and configuration-–and streaming the workload on demand to virtual or physical servers across the network. Servers remain stateless until they are streamed to: no software is preloaded or permanently loaded on the system maximizing flexibility of hardware resources.
By delivering server workloads on demand rather than deploying them on individual virtual or physical servers, IT administrators are able to:
- Simplify and streamline server management, while reducing software rollout risk.
- Ensure consistency by provisioning simultaneously from a single standard workload image.
- Increase IT responsiveness and agility by enabling capacity on demand—repurpose any server to do any job.
- Reduce utility costs and space needs by cutting the number of backup servers that are required.