Virtualization basics: Using Hyper-V to turbocharge your Microsoft Dynamics CRM environment

Virtualization in Dynamics environments comes in handy, sometimes in unexpected places.

As noted in a previous article on Hyper-V and Dynamics AX, Microsoft's virtualization engine, Hyper-V, enables a diverse array of Dynamics-based solutions to be spun up in virtual machines whenever additional dedicated "machines" are needed, and spin them back down again as the load lightens again.

Of course, a company's hardware can only perform as well as its sum total of CPU cores, bandwidth, RAM and disk space will allow. But increasingly these days, the choke point isn't always hardware, it's having an efficient and optimized software architecture that enables a company to get the most out of their existing hardware.

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About Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is a science and technology journalist, author and copywriter. Based in western Massachusetts, he's written for many top publications and about everything from IT to genomics to energy. He recently launched a business copywriting service and is the author of two nonfiction books about science, history and literature.

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