Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2012 is Open!

The Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2012 has been launched. We are asking people to respond to the 72 questions. Then we would appreciate it if you would share the link to the survey so we can get as many responses as possible. The more responses we get, the more reliable the data will be, and the more we will all learn from each other.

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Press Release: Hyper-V Customers Look To Windows 8 Hyper-V Replica To Solve Business Continuity Concerns

Build Windows Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2011: Hours before the keynote to announce the features of Windows 8, The Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011 has released its findings. The results related to disaster recovery and business continuity were of great interest:

  • Over 73% of organizations do not replicate their virtualized IT and application infrastructure to a secondary site for disaster recovery.
  • Over 91% of respondents were already greatly interested in Hyper-V Replica.

The Great Big Hyper-V Survey was conducted by three Microsoft Valuable Professionals (MVPs), Aidan Finn (Virtual Machine) in Ireland, Hans Vredevoort (Failover Clustering) in The Netherlands, and Damian Flynn (Virtual Machine) also in Ireland. It asked a series of questions to determine how people deployed Microsofta??s enterprise virtualisation technology and IT/application management solutions.

a??It is clear that many small to medium business acknowledge the need to protect their business against a disastera??, said Aidan Finn. a??Disasters like those in New Orleans can damage a larger business, but they can destroy a smaller one. The issue has been the complexity and cost of implementing the technology for a business continuity solution. The demonstration of Windows 8a??s Hyper-V Replica has generated a substantial amount of interest because it takes advantage of virtualizationa??s decoupling of the application from hardware, not to mention that it will be a built in feature of Windows Server at no extra costa??.

It is expected that more details of this solution will be announced this week at Microsofta??s Build Windows Conference in Anaheim (CA) and in the coming weeks and months.

The findings of the Great Big Hyper-V Survey can be found at

This press release can be downloaded from here, a report is available for download. You can also download the raw data.

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The Great Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011 is Complete

Thanks to all who contributed to the success of this survey. If you like messing around with Excel worksheets and numbers then you can download the raw data now. Alternatively, you can check the following resources for results and analysis:

Aidan Finn has written a report that you can download. In it he delves into the results of each question, and sometimes links the answers of different questions to form an opinion of what is happening.

Damian Flynn has start to publish a series of blog posts that analyse various themes of the survey’s results.

Hans Vredevoort has also started publishing a series of blog posts that analyze the answers of each of the questions.


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