Virtualization with Hadoop
Hortonworks supports a variety of deployment options for Hadoop including deployment on virtual servers. The Hortonworks Data Platform is certified and supported on multiple virtual and cloud platforms, including Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and VMware vSphere
Take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization, and maximize server hardware investments by consolidating your servers as virtual machines on a single physical host. Hyper-V runs multiple operating systems including Windows, Linux, and others, in parallel, on a single server. Windows Server 2012 R2 extends Hyper-V’s capabilities with additional features and industry-leading scalability for host processors and memory.
More information at : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/solutions/virtualization.aspx
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Only Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization offers complete enterprise virtualization management for servers and desktops on the same infrastructure. Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, it delivers reliable business agility and continuity for critical Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads at the scale you need. And because it’s part of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, you can prepare for the cloud for a lot less than proprietary solutions.
More information at: http://www.redhat.com/products/cloud-computing/virtualization/
Designed for organizations that want to virtualize the entire data centers and deliver IT as a service, VMware® vSphere® includes features for transforming data centers into dramatically simplified cloud computing environments that can deliver the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services.
More information at : http://www.vmware.com/virtualization/