Virtualization Technologies in Windows® 8By abhishek.k ,Monday, August 8th, 2011
Tags: Windows 8 Server
As part of it virtualization strategies, Microsoft has included Hyper-V for the soon-to-be-released Windows 8 server. This has led to the beginning of a speculation among technology analysts that Windows 8 may hold even greater technological advantages.
What is Hyper-V Virtualization and MinWin?
Virtualization and MinWin may certainly sound technical if you are not used to server and operating system technologies, but these terminologies play an essential part in Windows 8 architecture. Hyper-V virtualization is a product of Microsoft that has been included in its server technologies. It allows businesses to reduce costs and improve server utilization.
MinWin is the kernel or the core of Windows operating system (OS) that contains all the components of an operating system. In Windows 8, MinWin will be completely integrated. However, MinWin has not been completely integrated in Windows Vista and Windows 7 OS.
Microsoft has not included Hyper-V virtualization in a non-server operating system. This will be the first time that an operating system like Windows 8 will include Hyper-V technology. Virtualization technology for an operating system like Windows 8 will allow users to save sessions and multi task on various projects. With the streamlined tiled interface, users will be able to use server technology in Windows 8 in order to connect to a host system or adapt to a remote environment.