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Hyper-V vs VMware

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    PerfectPhase


    Just got this bit of info from our VMware VAR this morning

    "As of September 1st VMware are increasing its pricing across all products by an average of 10%. They say it is because of the dollar and market conditions but I think it is a bold, and somewhat clever way of saying to Microsoft, you may give away Hyper-V for nothing but our product is so superior we will prove it by increasing our price. You can make your own conclusions. "

    Not sure I agree with his assessment, but it's going to be Interesting to see how this whole Hyper-V vs VMware thing plays out.  I already have an investment in ESX for production servers and IT testing and had been planning to expand this via Lab manager to our development staff.   I am now seriously back tracking and looking at building this new cluster on Hyper-V as it's cheaper, runs on more commodity hardware and as I have no need of the extra features such as V-Motion the lack of features isn't a major issue, couple that all with the fact next Virtual Machine Manager from MS will allow me to manage both VMware and Hyper-V I'm having a hard reason to find a reason to stay with VMware.

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    Bass

    I think if this kills VMWare it would be terrible. I know very good people who work at VMWare and VMWare is generally a good company to work for. Microsoft is in a position where they can kill any software company they want by their sheer numbers and economics.

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    Sabot

    Bass said:
    I think if this kills VMWare it would be terrible. I know very good people who work at VMWare and VMWare is generally a good company to work for. Microsoft is in a position where they can kill any software company they want by their sheer numbers and economics.
    1) Hyper-V isn't 'free' you will need to purchase Windows 2008.
    2) VMware Server is also 'free' well as 'free' as Hyper-V in that you will need an OS to run it ... but the OS can be Linux.
    3) ESX has two killer features VMotion and Consolidated Backup ... Hyper-V doesn't have a comparison.
    4) Don't forget Citrix (XenSource)
    5) VMware sells LabManager which is a sweet product for Developers and Testers ... however VMLogix LabManager is good competition ... HINT 2 MICROSOFT: now if there was a LabManager product that could link up to Team Foundation Server
    6) Vmware is supported by Dell, HP, IBM, Fujitsu etc etc etc ... Hyper-V isn't yet

    Anymore questions for the Virtualisation Guru ? :o)

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    sriharivmlo​gix

    Sabot said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*
    1) Hyper-V isn't 'free' you will need to purchase Windows 2008.
    2) VMware Server is also 'free' well as 'free' as Hyper-V in that you will need an OS to run it ... but the OS can be Linux.
    3) ESX has two killer features VMotion and Consolidated Backup ... Hyper-V doesn't have a comparison.
    4) Don't forget Citrix (XenSource)
    5) VMware sells LabManager which is a sweet product for Developers and Testers ... however VMLogix LabManager is good competition ... HINT 2 MICROSOFT: now if there was a LabManager product that could link up to Team Foundation Server
    6) Vmware is supported by Dell, HP, IBM, Fujitsu etc etc etc ... Hyper-V isn't yet

    Anymore questions for the Virtualisation Guru ? :o)
    Sabot - thank you for thinking about VMLogix LabManager.

    PerfectPhase - Yesterday we announced support for Microsoft Hyper-V with VMLogix LabManager. We are a hypervisor agnostic virtual lab automation solution (and an award winning one at that!) supporting Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.

    If you are interested, you can request for a free 30 day evaluation

    Srihari Palangala
    http://blog.vmlogix.com

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