Dell will enable Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V as a viable hypervisor choice for the OpenStack cloud platform. Microsoft is working with Dell to provide support to enable interoperability. This is the first instance of a technology vendor enabling Windows Server Hyper-V hypervisor on OpenStack for private clouds, according to Dell.
Dell will enable features of the Windows Server 2012 virtualization platform for OpenStack, including network virtualization, policy-based isolation, Quality of Service (QoS) and multi-tenancy.
Dell is also working with other OpenStack members for the optimization of OpenStack components including OpenStack Compute for Hyper-V, OpenStack Block Storage for Windows, and Dell Crowbar provisioning.
Initial functionality is expected to be available in an upcoming release of the OpenStack project.