Even More Scalability in Windows Server 2012 RC – exceeds VMware capabilities

by Shijaz Abdulla on 01.06.2012 at 09:15

With the announcement of the Release Candidate (RC) for Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V now supports:

  • Up to 320 Logical Processors Per Host
  • Up to 4 TB of Memory Per Host
  • Up to 64 Virtual Processors Per VM

This is in addition to the huge scalability updates that were already at announced in Windows Server 2012 Beta which are:

  • Up to 1 TB of memory per VM
  • Up to 64 TB per virtual disk
  • And up to 255 virtual disks per VM for a maximum of up 16,320 TB (or 15.93 Petabytes) per virtual machine
  • Up to 64 nodes in a cluster
  • Up to 4000 VMs in a cluster

Take a moment to let these numbers sink in! These numbers are amazingly overwhelming. Scale and performance are no longer a factor for virtualizing a workload. ANY WORKLOAD.

These numbers are UNMATCHED in the industry. And yes, Windows Server 2012 exceeds VMware capabilities across the board.

We support a number of non-Microsoft guest operating systems including Linux, CentOS and others. For Microsoft workloads, there’s simply no better way than using Microsoft Hyper-V and managed with Microsoft System Center.


We now have a number of customers in Qatar who are on the early adoption list for Windows Server 2012.

Fasten your seatbelts and wait for RTM!

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