Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP)

Over the last two years virtualization.info has been constant in repeating that support is the most challenging issue in any virtualization project. Some companies are working hard to make their support policy more virtualization-friendly, while others are not even near the minimal level of commitment that the customers are demanding. Today Microsoft makes a further […]

Over the last two years virtualization.info has been constant in repeating that support is the most challenging issue in any virtualization project.

Some companies are working hard to make their support policy more virtualization-friendly, while others are not even near the minimal level of commitment that the customers are demanding.

Today Microsoft makes a further step to simplify the process with the launch of a Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP).

The program is open to any vendor which offers hosted or bare-metal (aka hypervisor) virtualization platform that is able to run Windows Server guest OSes (Win2008/2003/2000 only).

Since Microsoft is not able to grant that its software will run as expected on any virtual stack and doesn't want to lock-in customers like Oracle, is trying to solve the problem at the root, directly validating the virtual stack.

Source:→ Virtualization.info