MS TO RELEASE NEW SOFTWARE
Microsoft planning to release asoftware for virtualization to compete with VMware.
Microsoft Corp will release free software that allows multiple operating systems to run at the same time on a single server computer. The Hyper-V software will be available for download within 30 days, Microsoft said in a statement. The company released Hyper-V in June as part of Windows Server 2008. Today’s program is the standalone version. Microsoft wants to carve out a larger slice of the so-called virtualisation software market, which is dominated by VMware.
What is Hyper-v?
Hyper-V, previously codenamed Viridian, is a hypervisor-based technology that is a key feature of Windows Server 2008. It provides a scalable, reliable, and highly available virtualization platform. It is part of Microsoft’s ongoing effort to provide customers and partners with the best operating system platform for virtualization.