Hyper-V, a key feature of Windows Server 2008, has now released to manufacturing (RTM) and is available for deployment into production environments. A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 and this update provides the final release. Now, it's available to TechNet Plus Subscribers.
Server virtualization, also known as hardware virtualization, is a hot topic in the 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, you can consolidate workloads of underutilized server machines onto a smaller number of fully utilized 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.
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- Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Enterprise and Standard (x64) - DVD (English) and
- Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Enterprise and Standard (x86) - DVD (English)
under “Operating Systems > Windows Server 2008”.
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