A First Look at Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

Windows IT Pro have put up their first look at Hyper-V technology.

"Microsoft’s Hyper-V is an evolutionary technology that can complement or go beyond the virtualization approach of Virtual Server 2005 R2. Hyper-V’s new microkernel, hypervisor-based solution delivers better performance, more features and functionality, and improved scalability over Virtual Server 2005 R2. These advances level the playing field with VMware’s market leader, ESX Server. The fact that Server 2008 introduces Windowsnative virtualization in the form of Hyper-V is sure to drive the adoption of virtualization in organizations of all sizes. And Hyper-V will help drive the adoption of Server 2008. The price and easy accessibility make moving to Hyper-V virtualization especially attractive for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Plus ESX Server’s more difficult Linux-style administration and higher price deters many SMBs."


Definitely worth a read if you are considering Virtualization in your IT environment.  Don't forget there will be a Virtualization session at the upcoming Heroes Happen 2008 events.

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