Chapter 12. Virtualizing Your Datacenter with Hyper-V

I've always been a country boy. Driving dirt roads, working on cars, and firearms tend to fill my free time. Traveling to cities, and particularly a recent trip to Hong Kong, always hits me with a bit of culture shock. All those skyscrapers and tall apartment buildings serve an important purpose though, and serve to fulfill my metaphor—if there isn't enough land to grow outward, then you have to build up. The vertical ascension of large cities is similar to what we have seen happening in our datacenters over the past five years. Cities need more and more places for people and businesses just like we need to house more and more servers every year. Rather than horizontal expansion, with enormous ...

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