Windows 8: New Hyper-V 3.0 Features

Microsoft recently announced at the WorldWide Partner Conference (WPC 2011), a number of new exciting features in Windows 8. Windows 8 will be packed with over 100 new features. Some of key Hyper-V 3.0 features will include the following enhancements:

Memory

Network

  • Router Guard
  • DHCP Guard

 Storage

  • New VHDX format
  • Support for more than 2TB VHD’s – up to 16TB !
  • Virtual Fibre Channel Adapter
  • Storage Resource Pools

Processor

  • Support for more than 4 Virtual CPU’s

Hyper-V Replica

  • Ability to replicate Hyper-V Virtual Machines asynchronously within the same site or over to another physical site over the wire. The options are endless, and the possibility to create replicas in the Cloud.
  • Hyper-V Replica works with any hardware vendor, storage vendor and any nework vendor.
  • Microsoft’s next steps may include Hyper-V Replica options with the Windows Azure Platform

Windows 8 Client

  • There are rumours that Hyper-V 3.0 may also be built into the Windows 8 client. If this is the case, this is will be an ideal integrator for software development environments.

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