In New Zealand, the Hyper-V goes on sale in August. Regarding pricing, Microsoft’s Windows Server marketing manager, Tovia Va’aelua, says “whilst $US28 can only serve as indicative pricing for New Zealand, we are confident that stand-alone Hyper-V will be priced competitively for the market.
“What’s important to note is that the stand-alone will only be available via OEM and we should have the pricing cascaded closer to the release time.”
Hyper-V will be supplied in New Zealand by Revera, which is one of just 40 Microsoft partners worldwide who were selected to provide the product.
Earlier this year, Revera spokesman Robin Cockayne told Computerworld “Hyper-V hasn’t quite got the functionality of VMware, mainly around failover, but these features have been promised by Microsoft.
“We anticipate it will eventually muscle up alongside VMware”, he said.