Microsoft recently released the first service pack for Windows Server 2008 R2. The upgrade features a powerful new utility, called RemoteFX, that drastically upgrades Microsoft Hyper-V, especially when operating a Hyper-V VPS.
According to a recent Microsoft company blog, RemoteFX is a powerful program that has the potential to change the way virtualization is perceived. Currently, there is a performance loss associated with virtualizing servers and desktops because resources must be shared over multiple virtual devices. As a result, many consider virtual servers and desktops limited to low-performance applications.
RemoteFX overcomes this hurdle by letting users virtualize the graphics processing unit. This makes it easier to share more resources without limiting performance. This not only makes it possible to run more powerful programs in virtual environments, but also lets administrators host more servers on a device without sacrificing performance.
According to a recent Web Hosting Geeks report, Windows hosting has an undeserved reputation for not being reliable and is just as credible as Linux for virtual server hosting. The report said perceptions related to desktop security had spread to the virtual server industry, creating a false idea that Windows servers are less secure than Linux ones.
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