Is Azure a hypervisor? Azure is built on a customized Microsoft hypervisor called the Azure Hypervisor, highly optimized for the Azure cloud, whereas Hyper-V is a generalized platform hypervisor. As Azure continues to grow, useful features in its optimized hypervisor have made and continue to make their way into Hyper-V.
What is replacing Hyper-V? As replacement there is Azure HCI. You can check it here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/products/azure-stack/hci/hci-download/ At the same time, Microsoft will continue to support Hyper-V Server 2019 until the end of the lifecycle in 2029: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/hyperv-server-2019.
Is Microsoft getting rid of Hyper-V? Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 is that product’s last version and will continue to be supported under its lifecycle policy until January 2029.
Is Hyper-V being discontinued? The first one is to continue running virtual machines on Hyper-V server 2019, as the mainstream support is available to Jan 2024 and extended support until January 2029.