Hyper-V R2, Sandy Bridge and AVX…

Virtualization Nation, Intel has recently released their new “Sandy Bridge” processors which is the second generation of the Core i3/i5/i7 processors. Most of these new processors hitting the market with the first wave of product released are designed for notebooks and a few for desktops with server processors on the way.  An easy way to… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V iSCSI Performance Webcast

My friend and teammate Jim Schwartz on our Virtualization Solutions Marketing Team has asked me to post this entry about a very exciting webcast coming up, but he can describe it much better than me…   Hi, I’m Jim Schwartz, a director of virtualization solutions marketing with Microsoft in Redmond.   Over the past year we’ve seen more… Read more

Hyper-V in WS08 R2 Release Candidate: Bringing More to the Table

You’ll want to read Isaac’s blog post about the RC milestone of Windows Server 2008 R2. His post focuses on 64 LP support and processor compatibility mode for live migration. Read the post here. Here’s an excerpt: 64LP Support We have seen processors grow from 1, 2, 4, and now 6 cores on a single… Read more

Beta of standalone hypervisor: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Hello fellow virtualization fans, Bryon here again. With all the excitement around the beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2, it’s important to call attention to another important beta release: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2!  To ensure there is no confusion, let me be clear that I’m talking about Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.  Not… Read more

WinServer 2K8 Hyper-V is alive

Fellow Virtualization Fans, Bryon Surace here. I’m a senior program manager on the server virtualization team. Last week Steve Ballmer officially announced the public availability of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta! So did my friends over at the Windows Server Division blog.  With this release, there are a tremendous number of new features and capabilities… Read more

Guest Post: Intel Inside for Hyper-V Virtualization

Hi my name is Radhakrishna Hiremane, a senior product marketing engineer at Intel based in Portland, Oregon, and I’m responsible for marketing of virtualization technology on Intel servers and workstations.  Microsoft recently extended the processor core support for Hyper-V to 24-cores.  A shift from the initially announced 16 core support in Hyper-V, this highlights the… Read more