Feeds

Hyper-V climbs into Windows

Better late than never, eh?

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Microsoft today hustled its delayed Hyper-V hypervisor software out the door.

The software giant’s virtualisation technology, originally codenamed Viridian, should have been bundled with Microsoft's latest server product which was released in February.

But a number of “challenges and bugs” in Hyper-V forced the company to postpone its release date by a significant margin, even though – prior to launch – Microsoft had bigged up the technology as a major component of Windows Server 2008.

In February, virtualisation market leader VMWare made hay from Microsoft’s misfortune by signing a number of deals with OEMs including Hewlett-Packard and Dell to ship machines pre-installed with its software.

By March, despite Hyper-V remaining in beta, Microsoft managed to tie up pre-install agreements with HP, Dell, IBM and Fujitsu Siemens Computers, among others, all of whom planned to load Hyper-V on their servers.

Today, Microsoft broke the seal on Hyper-V, which has been designed to allow people to run multiple virtual machines on a single machine, by finally releasing it to manufacturers.

Hyper-V supports guest operating system clients including Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 and Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Microsoft will be patting itself on the back, though. It had pencilled in mid-August as the rough date when the software would finally land – so by its reckoning Hyper-V has come two months early to market. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...
Why HELLO Amazon! You weren't here last time
Next Windows obsolescence panic is 450 days from … NOW!
The clock is ticking louder for Windows Server 2003 R2 users
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
Red Hat to ship RHEL 7 release candidate with a taste of container tech
Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week
Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
Pre-Update versions of new Windows version will no longer support patches
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.