* Price – since Hyper-V is included as standard with Windows Server 2008, it means that you are virtually paying nothing for it except for the cost of the initial operating system license – this means that if you are using Virtuozzo or looking into Virtuozzo then you can reduce your running costs by moving over to a solution where you don’t have to pay a monthly license fee for the right to use the software – this also means that as a Windows license holder you can contact Microsoft for support for the Hyper-V application if you feel that you need it.

* Compatibility with Windows operating systems – Hyper-V will allow you to create multiple virtual machines which use Microsoft operating systems – this means that in theory you could have one virtual machine running Windows Server 2003 and another running Windows Vista – although to a normal person this may sound like a stupid idea that isn’t worth it, as a web or software developer you will know the importance of being able to test your websites and applications on different Microsoft created operating systems before putting them into live use