What is Hyper V?
Virtualization has revolutionized the datacenter industry, dramatically increasing efficiency and availability. Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization solutions are designed to create comprehensive platforms for private and hybrid cloud leading to considerable cost savings and improved operational efficiencies.
Hyper-V Server includes the Windows hypervisor, a Windows Server driver model and virtualization components. It has a light footprint, and is designed to easily integrate into existing IT environments to help leverage existing provisioning, management processes and support tools.
Client Hyper-V was recently introduced in Windows 8, and brings the same innovative Hyper-V virtualization technology to both desktop and mobile devices.
Application and server management industry leader Idera’s free Hyper-V VHD Explorer tool is designed to provide database administrators with an easy way to mount and dismount Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) files. This formerly time consuming task is now a snap, as Windows Shell Integration makes it possible for users to just right-click a VHD file and attach it as a local drive. This popular free tool empowers DBAs by enabling them to explore and restore individual files in a VHD.