Focus Solution Profile: Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Over the past few years, Microsoft has been delivering against an end-to-end virtualization strategy to bring greater operational efficiencies and reduce costs in deploying and managing corporate-wide IT infrastructure. Microsoft's strategy spans application, presentation, desktop, network, storage, and server virtualization. Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) are foundation components of Microsoft’s virtualization solutions.
This Focus profile describes Microsoft Hyper-V and VMM. It discusses Microsoft's server virtualization history, the origins of the Microsoft virtual server technologies and solutions, and the architecture of those solutions. It describes technical features and differentiators as well as solution strengths and limitations, and concludes with a Focus analysis of Microsoft Hyper-V and VMM.