Virtualization is becoming almost a necessity due in part to economic reasons but also in order to take full advantage of the sheer processing power offered by today’s technology. This eventually leads to the question "how far will my servers scale in a virtual environment"? To demonstrate the relative scaling capabilities of Dell™ PowerEdge ™ Servers with AMD Opteron ™ processors running Microsoft ® Hyper-V ™ Server 2008 R2, Dell conducted a proof of concept to compare several server configurations. TM PowerEdge ™ Servers with AMD Opteron ™ processors running Microsoft ® Hyper-V ™Server 2008 R2, Dell conducted a proof of concept to compare several server configurations.