Transition to the Cloud with Hyper-V
With server virtualization as the necessary first step, Microsoft's Hyper-V has become the go-to technology for evolving your datacenters into private clouds.
Now is the time to virtualize your server environment and Hyper-V has quickly ascended to a leadership position by continually adding more capabilities, increasing scalability and enhancing performance.
Learn about the latest Microsoft Virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V and Windows Azure. Download Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions, written by industry expert Mitch Tulloch along with the Microsoft Virtualization team.
The new Hyper-V and the new System Center could compete with ESX and vSphere on both capability and price.
With its tremendous momentum, integration with Windows Server, superior management capabilities, and lower cost, Hyper-V is the best choice for virtualizing Microsoft workloads.
Microsoft is working to support Hyper-V machine virtualization on the Windows client OS which will let you run more than one 32-bit or 64-bit x86 operating system at the same time on the same computer.
There are several different approaches to—or classes of—virtualization, each suited to their own specific situations.
Dynamic memory can be a helpful feature, but you have to be careful configuring your virtual machines and your host server.
Conquering Virtual Sprawl (PDF Download)
This illustrated guide addresses the issue of unplanned growth of virtual machines in an organization that has a virtualized server computing environment. It describes best practices you can use in planning to better track physical and virtual machines in your data center.
This guide provides detailed step-by-step walkthroughs for testing Hyper-V in a preproduction environment. Use this guide to become familiar with the process of creating and managing virtual machines and find scenarios that you can test.
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