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  • Hosting provider migrates 10,000 virtual machines to Hyper-V as VMware licences 'too costly'

    Posted February 7, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    Cloud service provider Telecomputing has begun migrating 10,000 virtual machines to Microsoft's Hyper-V, after licensing model changes made it "too costly" to remain with rival VMware.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V bangs away at VMware's popularity

    Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Cloud management platforms have recently been expanding support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization platform, representing Microsoft's continued efforts to chip away at VMware's dominance in the hypervisor market.
  • 'Good enough' Microsoft Hyper-V starts turning more heads

    Posted April 23, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    About three years ago Embotics jumped into developing support in its private cloud management platform for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor, hopeful that the VMware virtualization challenger would take off. When that takeoff initially stalled, Embotics curtailed its Hyper-V work to focus resources elsewhere.
  • NEC rolls out OpenFlow for Microsoft Hyper-V

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    NEC this week unveiled a virtual switch for Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hypervisor which is designed to bring OpenFlow-based software-defined networking and network virtualization to those Microsoft environments.
  • Red Hat takes the wraps off RHEL 5.9

    Posted January 10, 2013 - 11:03 am

    Red Hat on Tuesday announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9, a new update to the company's popular open source enterprise platform.
  • Financial firm replaces Microsoft with VMware virtualization technology

    Posted September 5, 2012 - 9:15 pm

    From the moment he walked in the door at BancVue in December 2010, Sunny Nair knew he wanted to move the financial services software company from Microsoft's Hyper-V to VMware's virtualization technology.
  • Microsoft developing Hyper-V support for OpenStack

    Posted June 10, 2012 - 7:19 am

    Microsoft is attempting to reintegrate support for Hyper-V back into OpenStack, months after the open source cloud-building project dropped support for the hypervisor in its latest release.
  • Virtualization wars: VMware vs. Hyper-V vs. XenServer vs. KVM

    Posted November 2, 2011 - 6:33 am

    Ten years ago the argument over virtualization would have been a short one because VMware was the only game in town, but that early dominance is now being significantly challenged by Microsoft, Citrix and Red Hat (KVM).
  • Microsoft claims Hyper-V will leapfrog VMware

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    After years of playing catch-up to VMware the upcoming version of Hyper-V is wowing the Microsoft faithful with unique new features -- and gaining the attention of VMware users, too, one consultant says.
  • NEC to ship OpenFlow switch for Microsoft Windows Server 8 Hyper-V

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 6:09 pm

    Chalk up another big partnership win for Microsoft's Hyper-V from the world of virtual, programmable switching. NEC's OpenFlow-based network fabric, ProgrammableFlow, will be integrated with Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V when Windows Server 8 becomes available, NEC says.
  • Microsoft cracks live migration problem

    Posted September 16, 2011 - 6:01 pm

    With the next release of Windows Server operating system, Microsoft has conquered one of the thorniest problems in virtualization: moving an operational virtual machine (VM) across a wide area network (WAN).
  • Microsoft Hyper-V now supports Linux-based CentOS

    Posted May 16, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Microsoft has added support for another Linux server distribution with its Hyper-V virtualization software, its latest move to compete better with virtualization market leader VMware.
  • VMware customers cast a wary glance at Microsoft's virtualization tools

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    VMware customers attending VMworld are taking a look at Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization software, but say it would be problematic to start over after investing heavily in VMware.
  • Microsoft flaunts customer dumping VMware

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    Microsoft is touting customer CH2M Hill's plan to dump its VMware deployment in favor of Hyper-V.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio users get lab management

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:14 pm

    Technology automates build-deploy-test process and leverages virtualization to enable integrated Hyper-V-based test lab.
  • Microsoft vs. VMware: Who's better at disaster recovery?

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Debate has broken out over whether Microsoft's Hyper-V meets enterprise disaster recovery requirements.
  • Microsoft at last releases famed Red Hat/Linux virtualization drivers

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    Last week, Microsoft released a set of drivers that allow production versions of Red Hat to run on Hyper-V. The drivers, otherwise known as integration components, have some limitations, but they come with the full assurance that both Microsoft and Red Hat will support such an implementation.
  • Microsoft to offer more goodies in free Hyper-V Server update

    Posted May 12, 2009 - 9:16 pm

    Ratcheting up the competition with virtualization market leader VMware Inc., Microsoft Corp. will include a number of advanced features in its upcoming free server hypervisor software.
  • Dell adds SSDs in updated EqualLogic line

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:23 am

    Part of a broad data-center rollout, Dell's PS6000 Series storage platforms adds SSD options and Hyper-V support.
  • Microsoft narrows gap with VMware

    Posted October 18, 2008 - 9:43 pm

    VMware is holding onto its market-share lead in the x86 virtualization market but Microsoft is making a strong push with Hyper-V, IDC statistics show.
  • Free version of Hyper-V now available

    Posted October 1, 2008 - 11:56 am

    Following a similar move by VMware in August, Microsoft Wednesday released a free, low-footprint version of its Hyper-V virtualization software as it continues to chase the virtualization leader.
  • Free version of Hyper-V now available

    Posted October 1, 2008 - 11:56 am

    Following a similar move by VMware in August, Microsoft Wednesday released a free, low-footprint version of its Hyper-V virtualization software as it continues to chase the virtualization leader.
  • Microsoft takes on VMware in virtualization

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 8:44 pm

    Microsoft is the new competitor in the virtualization market, but executives outlined some of the reasons they think the company can dominate it during a Microsoft virtualization event in Bellevue, Washington, on Monday.
  • Existing customers gravitate to Microsoft Hyper-V

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 4:18 pm

    Microsoft appears potentially well-suited to win users of its Hyper-V virtualization software from among its existing customers, judging from comments of attendees at the company's virtualization launch party in Bellevue, Washington, on Monday.
  • Microsoft to give away Hyper-V software

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 11:31 am

    Microsoft is set to release over the next 30 days an upgraded version of its Hyper-V technology for free, upping the game in the virtualization sector as it chases VMware.
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