This has existed for some time on high-end machines and mainframes, but VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server
and Xen [virtualisation products that enable servers to be partitioned so they can run multiple operating systems] opened up virtualisation to users of commodity servers.
6 server component now supports the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, as well as virtual environments like VM Ware ESX and Microsoft Virtual Server
For example, Microsoft Virtual Server
2005 is designed to be a key part of its Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) - a riposte to IBM's autonomic computing programme.
AnywhereUSB makes it easy for a USB device like a USB authentication key to be supported over the network by an application in a virtual environment such as VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server
Virtualization Management: Simpana 8 software provides additional management capabilities for Microsoft Virtual Server
2005 R2 and Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology environments including the ability to restore data backed up from VMware directly to Hyper-V.
Using StorageCraft solutions, they are able to migrate servers, desktops and laptops to new hardware or virtual environments such as VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server
and Virtual PC, Virtual Iron or Xen.
ShadowProtect IT Edition is complementary to virtualization solutions such as VMware, Microsoft Virtual Server
and Virtual PC, Virtual Iron and Xen.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Server