Microsoft will launch Hyper-V and expand on its virtualization strategy in Bellevue, Washington on September 8th. And while this may be another instance of Microsoft not being the first to a big party (think Internet, think search, think lots of things), this is another one where they want to attend in a big way. They want to be a part of virtualization that extends from the data center to the desktop, and in another move we've seen before, are shaking the market up, starting with pricing. It's already caused changes, starting with industry leader VMware's pricing, strategy and CEO change.
PerfectDisk 2008 Server, which was certified by Microsoft for Windows Server 2008 upon PerfectDisk's launch at the beginning of this year, has been running on Hyper-V since that time. At the time, Windows Server 2008 certification did not include Hyper-V (Chapter 6, if you're keeping score). So while that certification is a formality, we are in the process of receiving that certification now.
Hyper-V certification requirements are pretty basic. They include:
- Recovery after Save state and Start of the virtual machine
- Recovery after a Pause and Resume of the virtual machine
- Do not prevent shutdown
- Recovery after a Snapshot is taken and applied.
So basically, a Hyper-V certified application has to be installed in the Guest OS and adhere to the above list, which PerfectDisk does. This Hyper-V chapter now goes along with all the rest of the Windows Server 2008 certification requirements. PerfectDisk's official certification for Hyper-V will occur shortly.
Here's a screen shot of a perfectly defragmented Hyper-V system from our labs here:
We'll let Microsoft and VMware battle it out for virtualization supremacy, along with all the other players vying for a piece of the action.
And PerfectDisk, with its family of products that includes PerfectDisk 2008 for VMware and the PerfectDIsk 2008 for VMware ESX Bundle, will defragment them all - hosts and guests.
Ready, able...and performing today.