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Microsoft Unwraps Virtualization Surprise

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Microsoft Corp. recently delivered a surprise for customers and partners, unveiling a public beta for its hypervisor-based server virtualization technology called Hyper-V, a feature with some versions of Windows Server 2008. Customers and partners today can download Windows Server 2008 RC1 Enterprise with the beta version of Hyper-V to evaluate the new technology, test applications and plan future consolidation, business continuity and high-availability projects.


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so i can download server 08?
 

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Got a key and downloading the x86 version now.

Its worth it just to have a look.
 
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Ah, Microsoft. Always making a big hubbub about going where others have boldly gone before.
 
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I have a RC of server 08, Visual Studio 08, sharepoint server with the 08 updates, and a spare 400Gb drive, but I am having too much fun with GTA and my time off to do anything.


There are alot of things you can do with this software that most won't and don't do. However in a large corporate environment with huge servers this is good. Imagine having to have software to translate between three different servers to run all the apps you need for financial transactions and data mining on current customer's and purchases. So a credit card corp tracks all purchases to gain extra income from targeted advertising included with your bills, however they use a SQL server to track all that, and that is huge, then you have the server that actually process the credit transaction and figure payments, interest rates, and have thousands of requests made per second, all have to be secure, then you throw in the mix things like balance transfers, how much case said company has at any given point and how much they can pay out to those merchants, through Visa, who takes a 2-3% off the top for their time name and troubles. So to attain that sort of security and scalability you run IBM iseries servers, that can run windows terminal server on it also, so all your customer service employees can access each persons individual information. So there are quite a few segregated servers to run one simple business, and if you can migrate all your infrastructure to two tandem servers and virtulize all other operations, save money and have faster processing times for every event, then you have more time to run things like data mining, and allow better faster customer service.



It all comes down to if it will save a company $100,000 for one less server and better data management and ease of access then it is worth it in a heartbeat.
 
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So there are quite a few segregated servers to run one simple business, and if you can migrate all your infrastructure to two tandem servers and virtulize all other operations, save money and have faster processing times for every event, then you have more time to run things like data mining, and allow better faster customer service.

It all comes down to if it will save a company $100,000 for one less server and better data management and ease of access then it is worth it in a heartbeat.
Yeah, we've had this kind of stuff for years -- it's called VMWare.