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Virtualization's Big Week: The Microsoft Story

As you know, every year VMware holds its VMworld show, and for the past few Microsoft has crashed the party with a few announcements. This year, Microsoft unveiled Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, a far more enterprise-worthy product than its departmental-oriented predecessor.

Besides Live Migration, which lets a VM easily move from a failing server to one that actually works, R2 has far more capacity. The new tool can address a full terabyte of RAM (I'd like to see the bill for that!) and eight processors, which themselves can be multicore, as I understand it.

While it usually takes two product revs for Microsoft to get things right, Hyper-V is already pretty slick on its second showing. What do you like/dislike about Hyper-V? Send your thoughts -- real, imagined or virtual -- to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on September 02, 2009 at 11:53 AM


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