VMware Prepares for Hyper-V

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ORLANDO, Fla.—Eric Horschman knows that the once-cozy relationship that VMware and Microsoft once enjoyed is about to change in the next few weeks.

"We’re clearly about to go into direct competition with Microsoft with its Hyper-V technology," Horschman, the director of product marketing for VMware, said in an interview here at the Microsoft TechEd 2008 Professionals event.

Hyper-V is Microsoft’s upcoming virtualization technology. A source close to Microsoft said Hyper-V will be released in early July, though Microsoft officials will only say the technology will be released ahead of the mid-August deadline they set for it.

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