Virtualization Podcast with Eric Traut

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Stolen directly from DABCC:

In the following Microsoft Virtualization Podcast, Douglas Brown interviews Eric Traut, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer. Eric is responsible for the Windows Kernel and Virtualization development teams at Microsoft, and in many ways, is the “father of Microsoft virtualization.” Doug and Eric discuss what’s new with Microsoft virtualization along with the following:

  • Brief Introduction of Eric Traut and discussion on why he is a virtualization expert

  • Eric’s perspectives on the virtualization world today

  • Top strengths and weaknesses of virtualization

  • What’s Eric sees Microsoft doing to overcome the top weakness

  • Eric discusses some of the differences between VMware and Microsoft virtualization

  • Eric’s response to VMware’s statement that “virtualization is the end of the OS”

  • Explanation of the Microsoft coined phrase, “enlightenment concept” and the performance enhancements it brings to virtualized operating systems

  • Eric discusses the benefits of desktop virtualization and VDI

  • Brief discussion about Hyper-V and some of its features such as, Live Migration and Hot Swap Memory and why they were removed from the upcoming release of Hyper-V

  • Eric response to the question “If you where king for a day what would you do and how reasonable would it be to achieve?”