Virtualization is a rapidly expanding area in the server world, as solutions mature and needs expand. The built-in hardware support at the CPU level for virtualization provides very fast and powerful capabilities. Hyper-V is Microsoft’s hypervisor-based virtualization solution and is new to Windows Server 2008. The current version is only a beta, but is expected to be released in the second half of 2008.
In the next chapter we talk about another Windows Server 2008 technology that increases your flexibility: Terminal Services.