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Hyper-V Server Served By Service Pack

Hyper-V, to virtualization aficionados, is still considered a bit behind what VMware has to offer. But Microsoft is a patient sort, and will wait as long as it takes to reach parity or best the folks at VMware.

One small step in this direction is the first Service Pack for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.

The Hyper-V pack is similar to the Service Pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 that came out this winter. That's no real surprise due to the fact that  Hyper-V comes with this version of Windows.

One of the two top features for Hyper-V is RemoteFX. This improves the graphics performance of VDI-based thin clients.

The other is 'dynamic memory' which swaps memory around on the fly on an as-needed basis. The promise by more efficiently using memory is that you can cram up to 40 percent more VMs on a single server.

Do you like Hyper-V? Fans and foes equally welcome to respond at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/15/2011 at 1:18 PM


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