Se han anunciado ciertas novedades sobre Windows "8", las novedades relacionadas con Hyper-V son las siguientes:
"16+virtual processors within a Hyper-V VM. We are keenly aware that our customers want more virtual processors within a virtual machine to support large scale up workloads. We demo’d a 16 virtual processor virtual machine under heavy load. We pointed out that 16 virtual processors is not the maximum number of virtual processors. It was simply the largest server we were able to ship for the demo. As for support for more virtual processors, we told folks to “Stay Tuned.”
Hyper-V Replica. Today, replication is complex to configure and often requires expensive proprietary hardware. Hyper-V Replica is asynchronous, application consistent, virtual machine replication built-in to Windows Server 8. With Hyper-V Replica, you can replicate a virtual machine from one location to another with Hyper-V and a network connection. Hyper-V Replica works with any server vendor, any network vendor and any storage vendor. In addition, we will provide unlimited replication in the box. This last point will be key to our customers. Why? Because VMware announced with VSphere 5.0 that they will include VM replication with their upcoming version of Site Recovery Manager (SRM), which costs extra AND charge customers a per VM replication fee $200-$500 per VM (!) to replicate. Essentially, VMware has just created a Replication Tax."