With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft has included a slimmed down version of its flagship Hyper-V hypervisor making it ever so easy for people to load up those virtual machines on their desktops. This type of Type-2 hypervisor use has always been limited in the past to the more well-known competitors such as VMware, with their Workstation product. Now that a mini Hyper-V has entered the mix, things are getting interesting in feature sets and functionality. Microsoft does do a one-up on the others by offering it's hypervisor for "free,” as in it is a part of the Windows 8 operating system. But is that enough to sway you to jump ship? In this session, Mike Nelson will take a deep look into each hypervisor, explore some of their main differences, and reveal their most notable pros and cons.
Presented by Mike Nelson