Microsoft has announced a new service pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Within the update, Microsoft will be applying a number of enhancements to its Hyper-V virtual server technologies.
The primary element of the Hyper-V upgrade is a new Dynamic Memory system. Through Dynamic Memory, virtual servers can store data with an increased level of efficiency.
Dynamic Memory achieves this end by distributing memory across multiple virtual machines running on a single physical server. This improves consolidation ratios, increases server utilization rates and provides an environment for flexible workload management.
Once these various protocols have been enacted, the Dynamic Memory upgrade is capable of automatically scaling workloads based on the demand on virtual servers. Because of this new ability to seamlessly enhance the virtual server environment, service can be provided in virtual server hosting environments without interruption.
A second major upgrade to Microsoft's virtualization systems include a new RemoteFX system. Through this new application, systems running on virtual servers can improve the performance of hardware, allowing programs to run with greater efficiency and improved graphics.
Service Pack 1 for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V will be ready for release before the end of the first quarter of 2011.