Windows works on KVM pretty smoothly, and with the RedHat-created open-source VirtIO drivers for Windows, it’s possible to work efficiently with KVM exposed devices.

In OpenStack’s Grizzly release, Microsoft’s hypervisor Hyper-V will be supported. The Hyper-V virtual switch will be also supported as a Quantum plug-in. From the performance viewpoint, Hyper-V Server 2012 compares very favorably with bare metal, processing just over 6% fewer transactions per second compared to the same workload running on a similarly configured physical server.

Also, unlike the current OpenStack, Hyper-V also natively supports Windows Clusters.

loading table of contents...