A First Look at Microsoft Hyper-V RTM - Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2008-06-27 Print this article Print
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Windows Server 2003 Enterprise easily ran inside a VM on a physical host running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. The stage is now set for organizations to start considering how and when to consolidate workloads in a virtualized ecosystem that includes Microsoft's Hyper-V.

Now that Microsoft's Hyper-V has been released to manufacturing and will be ready for distribution via Microsoft Update starting July 8, the race to turn the hypervisor into a commodity has begun in earnest. eWEEK Labs will publish a full review of Hyper-V in the near future. Until then, here's a first look.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.

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