As expert providers of VMware’s vSphere server virtualisation platform and Microsoft’s Hyper-V with System Centre Virtual Machine Manager we are often asked to make comparisons between the two platforms. The web is filled with propaganda from both organisations and there is little objective commentary. In the ‘Microsoft and VMware Compared Series, we are going to provide an in-depth series of comparisons that show the bottom-up solutions compared side-by-side, showing the features, glossary, costs and issues of both solutions. We are going to base this content initially on vSphere v4, but will be updating it to reflect any changes in v5 of the solution.
All of the blog posts relating to this will be titled ‘Microsoft and VMware Compared Series’ and we will issue a filtered view of the blog for them to be an online referral point for anyone trying to understand the differences. We welcome objective commentary and will integrate suggestions or comments into the blog entries.