Microsoft is looking forward to increasing the market share of its Hyper-V virtualisation product in Australia thanks to the release of Windows Server 2012.
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Virsto is doing for storage what VMware and Microsoft have done for servers. Will Virsto's software-defined storage hypervisor meld with VMware's vision of the software-defined data center?
The third stage in our investigation of Microsoft's Private Cloud Evaluation Software bundle completes the lengthy but necessary configuration work, prior to actually building our virtualised datacentres.
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.
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.
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
Cisco's 1000V virtual switch is lined up to work with Microsoft's Hyper-V as well as VMware's vSphere, opening up choice in the datacentre and also heightening competition between the two companies
Windows 8 client -- and not just server -- will include Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor in some still unspecified SKU/SKUs, Microsoft officials publicly acknowledged in a new "Building Windows 8" blog post.
VMware, Citrix, Microsoft, Red Hat and the open source community have all been trying to take the hypervisor high ground. Oracle has just jumped into the battle with guns blazing. Can Oracle unseat VMware?
Microsoft plans to at least quadruple the processing power available to virtual machines in the forthcoming update to its server OS, and to provide better VM replication
Looks like the rumors were right. There seems to be a Hyper-V 3.0 coming in Windows 8 client, based on information from the latest Windows 8 leaked build.
The storage specialist has pushed out an architectural framework for putting together Cisco's UCS servers with NetApp storage for handling workloads virtualised on Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor
The latest System Center VMM beta makes small, but significant advances in automating cloud services deployments.
Here's an interesting patent application by Microsoft for a PC that incorporates fast-boot, multi-boot system controlled by a hypervisor virtual machine manager.
The Hyperforma product has been designed to function as a branch office server for companies that operate in extreme environments, such as those involved in oil and gas exploration
It looks like Microsoft may be seeking a way to allow developers to hunker behind a security bunker when using the company's Hyper-V hypervisor.
VMware will standardise all its virtual appliances on Novell's OS under a deal that should help the virtualisation specialist reduce its dependency on Windows
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of Windows Server virtualisation, although management tools are not included. This, together with deployment issues, could limit the appeal of Microsoft's standalone hypervisor beyond the enterprise market.
The two companies have announced that their virtualisation products now support each other's operating systems, a move that could help both compete with VMware
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.
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