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Further Details about Windows 8 Server Hyper-V Revealed by Microsoft

Microsoft at their BUILD conference last month, unveiled its Windows Server 8. Also some additional details about the latest in server family were revealed and this trend is still continuing.

A couple of days ago on Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog (opens in new tab), the General Manager of the division Mike Neil posted additional details regarding what can be expected in the upgraded version of Hyper-V that will be shipped with Windows Server 8.

In his many posts Neil tried to point out improvements to Hyper-V in the areas of isolation, multi-tenancy, and quality of service (QoS). A virtual switch which is Hyper-V Extension Switch provides security from rogue virtual machines, and also provides network traffic control, multi-tenant security and improved isolation options.

Another new feature that has been incorporated is the network virtualisation which will ship with Windows Server 8.

Pointing at the best benefit of this feature Neil said that Network virtualisation “allows you to keep your own internal IP addresses when moving to the cloud while providing isolation from other organizations’ VMs.....even if those VMs use the same exact IP addresses.”

Bandwidth management is another feature designed to help IT pros manage QoS in a effective way, whereas resource metering feature can be used to give more details on how VMs in a Hyper-V environment are used and allocated.

Ravi Mandalia

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