Windows Hyper-V Now Supports FreeBSD

Microsoft, along with partners NetApp and Citrix have just announced the availability of FreeBSD support in Microsoft’s Windows Server Hyper-V. This update was announced in BSDCAN to help users shift to cloud computing and adopt virtualization. Microsoft said that it is committed to supporting multiple platforms in server virtualization so more companies will take advantage of the cost-effectiveness and build foundations made for public, private and hybrid cloud computing.

The release will include 8,500 lines of code that are submitted under BSD License that will support FreeBSD 8.2 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Analysis is currently underway to support BSD 9.0 in Windows Server 2012.

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