Last week, Microsoft formally announced Hyper-V - the server virtualisation (or virtualization) component of Windows Server 2008.

 

Hyper-V server virtualisation is already in full production use at one of the most accessed websites in the world - www.microsoft.com.  The Microsoft site receives over 40 million page hits per day and has 280 million worldwide unique users per month.   Internally, we also have over 5000 contributors adding and changing content to our web site. 

 

25% of all the servers used to run www.microsoft.com are now virtualised using Hyper-V.  This means that we have been able to consolidate the number of servers required to run the Microsoft website and we are demonstrating that virtual servers can scale to meet the requirements of a large number of users accessing the site.

 

You can find out more about Hyper-V at a technical seminar we are running in London on August 13th. Check out the agenda and register here.