Microsoft announced that future versions of Windows client 8 will support the creation and management of virtual machines, Hyper-V to 64-bit systems.
The company says that the platform will require a 64-bit processor, 64-bit Windows version 8 and 4 GB of RAM.
Once the software Hyper-V will be launched, customers will be able to create and run multiple virtual machines over an existing PC. The platform will allow virtual machines to automatically manage memory and storage devices.
“Whether you’re a software developer, IT-manager or just an enthusiast, many of you need to run multiple operating systems, usually on a variety of machines” – wrote in his blog, Matthew John, Program Manager Microsoft Hyper-V.
“Do not we all have access to the full set of laboratory all of these machines at home, so virtualization can help you save time and space.”
Hyper-V was released in 2008 as a virtualization system and was an attempt to compete with Microsoft specialized producers, such as Vmware.
Security experts believe that the launch of isolated virtual machines can help to achieve better compatibility and system protection from malware attacks.
Customers and administrators see the benefits of using Hyper-V, according to John, but applications such as games that require direct access to the GPU, and applications with fast response time is not suitable for use in virtual machines.
“The root operating system runs on top of a layer of virtualization Hyper-V, but the difference is that it has direct access to all technical equipment,” – he explained.