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One of the things Zane Adam, Microsoft’s Director of Virtualization Services, announced on this blog is the availability of Live Migration and Host Clustering available at no charge in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2In Zane’s post about this exciting news, he writes, “Last Fall we released Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, a standalone hypervisor-based virtualization product that is available for free. We continue to add more features and value to this product in the upcoming release, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.  Our core strategy is to ensure that our customers can virtualize their IT environment in the most cost effective manner, and at the same time, have access to enterprise features like live migration and clustering features for high availability.  So in addition to scalability and performance improvements in this version, customers can get live migration and host clustering capabilities and high availability (up to 16 nodes) at no charge.”

You can download Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 beta here. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can be managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. You can download the beta here.

You can find more info on Microsoft’s virtualization products and solutions at Microsoft’s Virtualization website

Happy Virtualizing!

Global ISV Team

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