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Aidan Finn just announced Hyper-V Server 2012 RTM! Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is a hypervisor-based server virtualization product that enables you to consolidate workloads, helping organizations improve server utilization and reduce costs. Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product that contains the hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, virtualization capabilities, and supporting components such as failover [...]
Microsoft holds 27% of the virtualization market. Virtualization saves Microsoft almost $50 million yearly. The Microsoft Virtualization community has 1,397 members. These and some other interesting facts on Microsoft virtualization can be found in this new infographics, provided exclusively for this site by Conosco.
V-index is an online virtualization industry study performed by Vanson Bourne, an independent market research company. It is based on a survey of at least 500 enterprises across the US, UK, France and Germany and is designed to measure 3 parameters – virtualization rate, consolidation ratio and primary hypervisor in use. Results for quarter 3 [...]
Microsoft has released version 3.1. of the Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V. Linux Integration Services are a set of drivers that enable synthetic device support in supported Linux virtual machines under Hyper-V. The supported operating systems for 3.1 are Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 and 6.1 x86 and x64 (Up to 4 vCPU) and [...]
Leaked Windows 8 builds revealed one new feature: Hyper-V 3.0! Hyper-V 3.0 for Windows 8 will be installed via Control panel, offering a dozen new features.
As a part of its interoperability efforts, Microsoft announced it will add support for the CentOS on Hyper-V. CentOS, operating system used mostly in hosting environment, will now be supported by Microsoft and integration components will be available for the installation. As I know, so far hosting companies have been using virtualized CentOS, but probably [...]
As reported on Techycentral, first service pack for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is now available to download. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 could be describer as a “operating system” with only one role – Hyper-V. It is free, lightweight and great solution for your virtual environment. It has no GUI, so you have to [...]
It’s simple, use it whenever you can, BUT, with use common sense when you’re doing it! In the beginnings of the entire virtualization talk, there were some ideas that you shouldn’t virtualize machines that are "critical" for your business. My personal opinion – naaah! Virtualize everything you can! Why?
I think we can all agree upon a fact that virtualization has its "perks": hardware consolidation, better ROI, more density "packed" server, lower expenses on servers, power and link lines. But the fact that I mind the most, is that rarely someone truly points out the bad sides of virtualization. Biggest problem with any virtualization [...]
Should you virtualize your hosting server? Well, there’s no straightforward answer to this question. Sometimes, yes, you should virtualize, and sometimes, obviously, you shouldn’t. How do decide which services to virtualize? Is there any point in virtualization of hosting services? What will we gain with virtualization? What will we lose with virtualizing some services? How [...]« Previous Entries