Codenamed “Viridian” but given the the formal name of Hyper-V, it is a hypervisor
-based Windows Server virtualization
platform that is included as a role of Windows Server 2008. Hyper-V enables you to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server using a broad range of services ranging from resource-intensive services like Microsoft SQL
Server to third-party applications that may run on previous versions of Windows or Linux.