Today Microsoft announced the final release and availability of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a new bare metal hypervisor-based server virtualization product. Available as a no-cost Web download at http://www.microsoft.com/Hyper-VServer later today, Hyper-V Server 2008 provides a simplified, reliable and optimized virtualization solution for customers to consolidate Windows or Linux workloads onto a single physical server or to run client operating systems and applications in server-based virtual machines in the data center.
In addition, customers such as Del Monte Foods and Saxo Bank are sharing their early success with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Microsoft also announced a new offering of specialized assessment and implementation services available from the Microsoft Services organization that helps customers use server virtualization, and separate new training and certifications from Microsoft Learning for Microsoft Certified IT Professionals.
All of today’s announcements are on the heels of the “Get Virtual Now” launch event last month. For more information, please visit the press release, Windows Virtualization Blog, Microsoft Learning Community Blog and Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit Team Blog.