Microsoft Server Next Gen Virtualization for Free

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a free release of Hyper-V server.  It does not contain a GUI, but free remote management tools are readily available.  The new R2 release contains features previously only found in the higher priced Windows Server 2008 R2.  These features include Live Migration, 8 physical processor support, 24 processor cores, 1 TB of RAM, and up to 384 running virtual machines (now that would be a heck of a host server!).  You can read more about it at the Windows Supersite and download your free copy at Microsoft.  Stay tuned for more on virtualization and Hyper-V.