Hyper-V is virtualization software by Microsoft. Hyper-V is a virtualization software built into Windows, which Microsoft initially released in 2016. The virtualization of Windows Hyper-V hardware is commonly regarded as a significant competitor to Oracle VM VirtualBox and VMware Fusion.
Uses for Hyper-V apply to operating systems and hardware components being virtualized. Hyper-V is not limited to the computer of the user; it can also be used to achieve virtualization of the application. Accessible in three versions:
- Hyper-V Server is a standalone solution for the administration of dedicated and virtual server instances.
- Hyper-V can be run on your desktop or laptop for Windows 10.
- Hyper-V is an add-on to Windows Server operating system