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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

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

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.

November 25, 2009 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

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