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Microsoft delivers Windows Server 8 beta

Microsoft has released a beta version of Windows Server 8, which brings new features such as an updated Hyper-V hypervisor, as well as multi-machine management and automation capabilities.The company released the beta build on Thursday, following a preview in September aimed at developers and hardware partners.

March 2, 2012 by

OpenStack cuts out Microsoft Hyper-V support

The OpenStack cloud project is killing off support for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor, as the code Microsoft has submitted to the project to ensure compatibility is apparently unmaintained and broken.The removal of Hyper-V support from OpenStack was suggested last Friday by release manager Thierry Carrez.

February 2, 2012 by

Red Hat EV3 launches with all-Linux stack

Red Hat has upgraded its virtualisation suite to work entirely on open-source technologies as it seeks to woo developers to use its hypervisor alongside those from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix

January 19, 2012 by

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

With the release of its updated standalone Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 product, Microsoft claims to [finally] have a hypervisor to match that of market leader VMware. Moreover, by bundling newly added live migration and high availability features into the free server it’s hoping to win converts from the VMware camp, although it may not be as simple as that.

September 7, 2009

VMWare, Microsoft target SMBs with new virtual offerings

VMWare and Microsoft aim to bring the benefits of virtualization to more small to medium sized businesses.At VMWorld 2009 this week, VMWare introduced a web service called Go that is designed to simplify the configuration and installation of ESXi, the company's hypervisor, which is also free.

September 2, 2009 by

VMware aims for datacentre unity

VMware's vSphere 4.0, released just over a month ago, is aimed at helping VMware stay at least two steps ahead of Microsoft, now its biggest competitor in the virtualisation market; VMware's previous move in this perpetual dance was to make its core hypervisor ESX a free download.

June 1, 2009 by

It’s Virtual Reality Time in the Data Centre

With VMworld Europe kicking off this morning in Cannes – and the hullabaloo over the Microsoft Hypervisor situation mercifully now behind us – it’s anybody’s guess as to what will make the headlines this year.One can only imagine that the ‘reality’ factor will come to the fore now as virtualisation starts to seep into the corporate blood stream of IT stacks from Cannes to Calcutta.

February 24, 2009 by

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0

Despite taking a completely different approach to virtualisation, Virtuozzo Containers can match the best hypervisors on performance while at the same time making virtual workloads quick and easy to deploy and manage.

December 5, 2008 by

Microsoft Hyper-V Server

Microsoft was kind enough to let me know that the Hyper-V Server, that is a dedicated, minimal Windows 2008 Server platform dedicated to being a bare metal, type-1 hypervisor, is now available. It joins products of this type available from VMware, Citrix and several Linux distributions.

October 2, 2008 by

Is Microsoft a threat to VMware?

The talk of this year's VMworld conference in Las Vegas was how much of a competitive threat Microsoft, which weeks earlier announced the free release of its hypervisor product, will prove to virtualisation leader VMware.

September 19, 2008 by

VMware's Datacenter OS: Windows isn't the competition

Microsoft archrival VMWare announced this week a set of future technologies called the "Virtual Datacenter OS" that some are comparing with Windows Server 2008. But Windows Server 2008 and its integrated Hyper-V hypervisor aren't what Microsoft is going to be pitting against VMware, Google and Amazon in the brave, new datacenter-centric world

September 16, 2008 by

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