Microsoft Cloud: Azure and Hyper-V

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Whitepaper Linux on Azure

Whitepaper Linux on Azure

The Whitepaper would like to give you a look behind the scenes of Azure to give you a new view of the compatibility of Linux and Azure.

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Microsoft Cloud solutions for individual requirements

Microsoft provides several ways to use virtualisation technology and implement platforms. For example, Microsoft Hyper-V is an optimal hypervisor for building an enterprise cloud. Furthermore, Microsoft is providing a worldwide hyperscaling public cloud with Azure.

Also available as a German cloud!

Public Cloud – Microsoft Azure

Azure is a multi-continental cloud platform whose services and applications meet all requirements for maximum flexibility and scalability. The company offers products ranging from IaaS instances to SaaS through to PaaS apps. Azure also offers a well-stocked marketplace, on which many third-party suppliers also offer their applications. These can be popular operating systems, a favoured firewall as a virtual appliance or a trendy container service.

Thus, services can be created completely independently of any Microsoft technology. There are several ways to administer Azure. The well-known Azure Portal, API, PowerShell or Azure CLI are available. All Azure resources are billed according to usage as well as service and region. A wide range of services are available, depending on the region used (more than 30 can be used all over the world).

Azure as a subscription via PlusServer

PlusServer offers you as a Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) a subscription, in which we take care of your services based on your requirements. With Azure, we are offering you access to Microsoft's Hyperscaling Cloud and the use of a professional and redundant cloud infrastructure. All Azure services with usage-based payment can be centrally scaled up or down at any time according to your needs, so you only pay for the resources you actually use. We offer minute-based billing and guarantee you the optimal cost/benefit ratio at all times.

Azure is Microsoft's cloud service, operating in a variety of regions around the world. Thanks to our global presence and ongoing development, our customers benefit from a variety of options for application execution and enjoy outstanding performance. The product is therefore the ideal extension for your existing hosted infrastructure.

As a so-called Hybrid Cloud in combination with a Private Cloud or dedicated servers, Azure provides the greatest flexibility to respond to load peaks. Low-cost fast scaling is thus also possible. For example, short-term servers can be deployed to temporarily deliver additional Web server performance during campaigns. Virtual instances are therefore used to supplement existing physical or virtualised platforms.

Azure provides a variety of integrated tools, useful templates and managed services. This allows you to very easily create and manage new business applications, e.g. for mobile use or the Internet of Things. Simply using existing knowledge and familiar technology.

Azure allows you to use the same technologies that have already been successfully implemented by millions of developers and IT professionals. Azure supports all common operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices. Whether you are running Linux containers with docker integration or want to create apps with JavaScript, Python, .NET, PHP, Java and Node.js: everything is possible.

You do not need to separate your internal resources to use the cloud efficiently. Azure is easy to integrate into your existing IT environment, using secure direct connections.

The resources in the Azure Cloud can be scaled up or down, depending on demand, e.g. during seasonal peaks or increased demand following advertising campaigns. You also only pay for the service you actually use.


Azure regions

Azure provides its customers around the world with several locations from which PlusServer, as a Cloud Service Provider (CSP), can provide IT resources on demand. For German companies, the new locations in Germany are particularly interesting. Due to data protection, we provide you with your own credentials for the services from Microsoft Cloud Germany.

Azure regions

Different Azure services can be used, depending on the location. A detailed listing can be found at https://azure.microsoft.com/de-de/regions/#services.

Microsoft Azure Germany

Special attention is paid to the PlusServer of the German Azure region. With the use of Microsoft Azure Germany, PlusServer offers two regions on German soil with the assurance of the highest compliance requirements. This includes German data protection and your company’s data security guidelines.

Microsoft Azure Germany

Reasons for buying Azure from PlusServer

  • The neutral consultant
    We identify the right solution for each workload (VMware, Azure, etc.)
  • One platform
    We operate the entire platform, regardless of where it is located (e.g., patch management, monitoring, etc.)
  • Expertise
    We have long-standing Microsoft and hosting expertise (Microsoft Gold Partner & Cloud Solution Provider)
  • Local contacts
    We always have a local contact person available who speaks the customer’s language
  • Everything from a single source
    One contract, one invoice, one point of contact
  • Flexible support
    We provide you with the good managed hosting support you are accustomed to receiving from Germany (24x7x365)
  • The best of all worlds
    We combine different technologies and platforms
  • On equal terms
    Unlike the competition, we act competently and on equal terms with our customers (e.g. SMEs)

Private Cloud – Hyper-V

Microsoft Hyper-V Server provides cost and efficiency benefits through virtualisation coupled with centralised management and control, built-in redundancy capabilities such as clustering, and a unified set of orchestration tools. However, application, administration, and scaling may be complex. We design and build a Hyper-V solution specifically for your company requirements. We guarantee 100% availability and the exchange of damaged hardware within an hour, enabling you to offer the uptime that your customers demand.

Private Cloud – Hyper-V

Reasons for Hyper-V as a Private Cloud

Using Hyper-V brings you some benefits such as high flexibility and security. The MS-certified experts at PlusServer will also help you get the most out of your Private Cloud with Hyper-V.

  • Expertise
    We at PlusServer can look back on a long-term partnership with Microsoft and thus on extensive knowledge of the products. Our employees are certified in accordance with the Microsoft Certified Professional Programme. We are pleased to help you design, deploy and maintain your environment.
  • Security
    Whether it’s data protection or access security for your IT solution, we take your security requirements into account, even in cloud environments, so you always have the feeling of having a single-tenant environment with a dedicated network, computer functions, and storage hardware.
  • SLA
    All Microsoft solutions are available with the highest premium features supported by Microsoft. The goal is to give you the highest possible service level agreements.
  • Flexibility
    You can decide on how far you want to use your own know-how and manage your own solution. Just outsource as much of the management to PlusServer as you wish.
  • Pre-sales and architecture
    System design and consulting in the pre-sales phase is particularly important to us. Therefore these services are included in PlusServer. In this way, you get the perfect solution for your needs.
  • Integration
    Do you already have a dedicated environment with PlusServer as a Managed Hosting platform and would like to integrate your Microsoft solution? We carry out seamless integration of your IT resources by combining both environments in the same Ethernet segments.
  • Licensing
    Of course, we complete your Private Cloud with the appropriate licenses or provide you with the enterprise functions of the Microsoft Licensing Programme via Business Cloud.

Features of Hyper-V with Windows Server 2016

  • Hyper-V Shared-Nothing Live Migration
  • Hyper-V Hyper-V Network Virtualisation
  • Hyper-V SR-IOV Support
  • Hyper-V Replica
  • Hyper-V Extensible Switch
  • Hyper-V SMB3.0
  • Quality of Service
  • Resource Metering
  • Virtual HBAs
  • Hyper-V Extensible Switch
  • Live Storage Migration
  • Live Merging Snapshots
  • Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) support
  • Runtime Memory Configuration
  • VHDX
  • Hyper-V Resource Metering
  • Virtual Fibre Channel
  • Simultaneous Live Migrations
  • Multitenant Security and Isolation
  • Private Virtual Local Area Network (PVLAN)
  • Storage Spaces Support
  • SMB Direct (RDMA) and SMB Multichannel
  • Linux Secure Boot
  • Nested Virtualisation
  • Rolling Hyper-V Cluster upgrade
  • Shielded Virtual Machines
  • Windows Containers
  • Simplified, feature-rich Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)


  • Flexible scaling
  • Usage-based billing
  • Redundant platform with at least n+1 for very high availability
  • Professional application of Azure platform
  • Application of all freely available Azure regions and Azure services
  • Location selection according to customer requirements
  • Full integration in existing environment (Hybrid Cloud)
  • Support for/operation of the Azure services from/by PlusServer
  • Intuitive portal to manage the services (https://portal.azure.com)
  • Simple provisioning of virtual servers and images
  • Minimum contract term of just one month

Need an IT solution? We will gladly provide free and non-binding advice.

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Our customers - successful with PlusServer

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