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Windows Server 2012 spinoffs: What else is Microsoft shipping?

Windows Server 2012 spinoffs: What else is Microsoft shipping? | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft has made Hyper-V 2012 and Windows Storage Server 2012 generally available, alongside Windows Server 2012.

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Windows Server 8 Hyper-V and High Availability

Windows Server 8 Hyper-V and High Availability | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago we provided an overview of some of the new features and advancements we have made with Windows Server 8 Hyper-V. Today, I would like to turn the topic focus to High Availability (HA).

As customers host more and more critical workloads in virtual environments, the need for integrated HA solutions for any size customer becomes increasingly important.

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A guide to Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V

A guide to Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Hyper-V, Microsoft's hypervisor-based virtualization platform available as part of Windows Server 2008 R2 or as a stand-alone product, helps admins virtualize servers.

In this guide, find out how Hyper-V compares to other hypervisor platforms, explore tools and features like dynamic memory allocation, and learn how it can help you transition into the cloud. We'll also take a look at the future of the Hyper-V platform with version 3.0.

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Windows Server 8: Introducing Hyper-V Extensible Switch

Windows Server 8: Introducing Hyper-V Extensible Switch | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform offerings include private cloud and virtualization technologies, as well as Windows Server operating system, System Center IT management, and Forefront security products...

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Microsoft claims Hyper-V will leapfrog VMware

Microsoft claims Hyper-V will leapfrog VMware | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

After years of playing catch-up to VMware the upcoming version of Hyper-V is wowing the Microsoft faithful with unique new features -- and gaining the attention of VMware users, too, one consultant says.

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Installing the Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 8

Installing the Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 8 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

The upcoming release of Hyper-V with Windows Server 8, dubbed Hyper-V “R3”, brings a lot of new features to the Microsoft virtualization stack. To many people’s surprise, these features can be delivered without additional management.

While System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 will bring many new management features, the standalone Hyper-V configuration definitely should not be overlooked.

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Does your PC have what it takes to run Windows 8's Hyper-V?

Does your PC have what it takes to run Windows 8's Hyper-V? | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

If you’re planning to test the beta of Windows 8 when it arrives early next year, you’d better start thinking about your hardware now.

One of the killer features of the new operating system, Hyper-V virtualization, is picky about hardware. Here’s what to look for.

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Windows Server 8 VHDX disk format supports up to 16 TB

Windows Server 8 VHDX disk format supports up to 16 TB | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows Server 8 introduces a new virtual disk format, VHDX. VHDX is an expanded set of features from the traditional VHD file format used in Hyper-V and Xen virtualization environments.

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Hyper-V with Windows Server 8 increases limits and support capabilities

Hyper-V with Windows Server 8 increases limits and support capabilities | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows Server 8 isn't available for mainstream consumption yet, but its features have been announced.

I got a chance to see some of the early access features of Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V (R3 for this platform), and my reaction is "wow!" Hyper-V is moving quickly in the virtualization market, even without centralized management with System Center.

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