Microsoft developing Hyper-V support for OpenStack

Microsoft is attempting to reintegrate support for Hyper-V back into OpenStack, months after the open source cloud-building project dropped support for the hypervisor in its latest release.

Microsoft has hired a full-time employee to cultivate a community to work on reintegrating and supporting Hyper-V in OpenStack. The hypervisor was initially supported in the project but was removed from it in the April release of the software, OpenStack officials said at the time, because of a lack of demand.