Barney's Blog

Blog archive

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 [email protected]

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


Featured

  • Windows Autopilot for HoloLens 2 Hits Preview

    Windows Autopilot, Microsoft's PC self-provisioning program, is now being tested for use with the company's mixed-reality headset, the HoloLens 2.

  • Signs Point to Microsoft Charging for Use of APIs

    There are indications that Microsoft is mulling charging customers for software that uses its application programming interfaces.

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Microsoft Extends Azure Hybrid Benefit Licensing to Linux

    Microsoft has expanded its Azure Hybrid Benefit licensing program to include Linux servers, particularly Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise servers.