Date Added: Jan 2010
Server virtualization, also known as hardware virtualization, is a hot topic in the Information Technology (IT) world because of the potential for serious economic benefits. Server virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical machine as Virtual Machines (VMs). With server virtualization, one can consolidate workloads across multiple underutilized server machines onto a smaller number of machines. Fewer physical machines can lead to reduced costs through lower hardware, energy, and management overhead, plus the creation of a more dynamic IT infrastructure. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the next-generation Hyper-Visor-based server virtualization technology, is available as an integral feature of Windows Server 2008 and enables one to implement server virtualization with ease.