Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hyper V

This week tech bite is Hyper V. Previously codenamed Viridian , is a Virtual machine technology for Windows Server 2008.

What it will do:
Enables one or more operating systems to run simultaneously on the same physical system .

How it Works:
A core component of Hyper-V, Windows hypervisor is a thin layer of software between the hardware and the OS that allows multiple operating systems to run, unmodified, on a host computer at the same time. It provides simple partitioning functionality and is responsible for maintaining strong isolation between partitions.

When it is Coming: Available in market since Oct 2008 .

Where is this useful:
Several servers can run side by side on a single machine. Helps in server consolidation.
Development and testing environments can be consolidated to one.
Virtualization can be done from Desktop to Datacenter level.
Legacy application re-hosting. Legacy operating systems and applications can run on new hardware along with more recent operating systems and applications.

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