I was just reading MMS 2013 Labs: Powered by Microsoft/HP Private Cloud by Jeff Woolsey (senior Hyper-V program manager in MSFT) and I saw this hidden away at the end:
Finally, I’ve been talking about Windows Server and System Center as part of our Microsoft Private Cloud Solution. I’d also like to point out that Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is the same rock-solid, high performing and scalable hypervisor we use to power Windows Azure too.
Read that again.
That’s right. Windows Azure is powered by Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
Yes, Hyper-V is the virtualization layer in Windows Azure. Imagine all those servers, powering Windows and Linux VMs, in a huge and mission critical environment. To the jokers out there:
- Does VMware power a cloud of that size?
- Does Amazon’s custom Xen have that level of uptime (Virginia anyone? Would Netflix care to respond?)
Yeah, try your “Hyper-V isn’t scalable”, “Hyper-V isn’t enterprise ready”, or “Hyper-V isn’t stable” arguments now!
How ‘bout them Cloud OS apples?