Microsoft is aggressively scaling up its virtualization portfolio to tackle VMware’s dominance in the virtualization space. Its strategy is the usual one it swears by; to benefit from cross-sell by offering an integrated portfolio of products aimed at virtualizing the entire array of server, application, storage and presentation in the enterprise.
It will launch two new products within the next one month called Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Hyper-V Server 2008 allows customers to consolidate Windows or Linux workloads onto a single physical server.
The virtual machine manager will enable customers to configure and deploy new virtual machines and centrally manage their virtualized infrastructure, whether running on Microsoft or VMware virtual platforms.
Microsoft will make available the Hyper-V 2008 server software free of cost. It will be downloadable via the web, free…….read more