Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization architecture diagram

Approaching the launch of Windows Server 2008 (formerly codename Longhorn), Microsoft is refreshing documentation available documentation, including one about most wanted feature: its new hypervisor.

Windows Server Virtualization (codename Viridian) is still set for a postponed release, six month after Windows Server 2008 release (which possibly means August or September 2008), but Microsoft already provided an overview of its virtualization ecosystem where the hypervisor will interact with other tiers like System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Operation Manager.

Viridian architecture and technology infrastructure around it are now represented in a big Feature Components poster that Microsoft just published.

Download it here.

Thanks to Andrew Dugdell for the news.