We already have a lot of informations about next generation virtualization solution from Microsoft, codename Viridian, unofficially called Windows Hypervisor since beginning.
Microsoft itself provided them on end of last year with Virtualization Roadmap webcast delivered in October 2005.
Another detail about recovery capabilities now leaks out from Gartner Symposium 2006 where George Ou from ZDNet asked to Microsoft representatives:
The Microsoft speaker mentioned that there were Parent and Child operating systems running on top of the Windows Hypervisor which is leveraging Intel and AMD virtualization technology.
At the end of the presentation, I asked if Child operating systems had a dependency on the Parent operating systems such that they would die if the Parent OS was shut down. The answer was that if the Parent operating system died, a new Parent OS would be elected and all the Child OSes would continue to run…
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