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Hyper-V, not in my datacenter!

Last few weeks I tested Hyper-V with the intention to write an article on the subject and give you a good idea how Hyper-V compares to VMware. After a few days I was not sure if I was objective enough and if this would be a good idea. To be honest I’m a big VMware fan and during the Hyper-V test I realized this was a true MS product. What that means, it’s buggy not consistent and has some strange MS ‘brainwaves’. So certainly not my product but maybe my view is colored. But luckily I’m not alone. Gabrie wrote some great articles on the subject and his opinion is ‘Hyper-V, not in my datacenter

Here are 3 articles on this subject you MUST read:

Bottom line, Hyper-V has some major flaws and is just not ready for enterprise datacenters. It’s a nice try and maybe in a few years when the technique has matured it will be enterprise proof. For now: Hyper-V, NOT IN MY DATACENTER (yet).

Gabrie, thnx for this great info!

About

Erik Scholten is the founder of VMGuru and works as a Specialist SE for SDDC at VMware Benelux (per 1/1/2015). He has over 17 years experience as a system/network engineer, consultant and Solution Architect and he specializes in virtualization. His current job includes selling, presenting, designing and developing virtual infrastructures for some major companies in the Netherlands. Erik is a certified VMware VCP (3, 4, 5), VCP Desktop (5), VSP (3, 4, 5) and VTSP (3, 4, 5). In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 VMware awarded him the vExpert award for his virtualization community efforts. In 2014 Cisco also recognized him as a Cisco Champion .

  • http://www.vmguru.nl Froos

    I’m aware of the attempts by Microsoft and many others to produce enterprise class virtualisation software. VMware is the market leader and has been for many years, there is no doubt about that.

    However, you see the market is changing and VMware’s competition is rapidly approaching. Citrix with Xen, Sun with it’s Virtualbox, MS is already working on Hyper-V v2.. and there are many others working on their own products. Check this table, the list is pretty impressive..

    Beware to keep an open mind. Virtualisation is growing quickly and many OEMs want to jump on that train. Developments are moving forward with lightspeed. Don’t rule out the other vendors too quickly.

    I think the next year or two will be quite interesting regarding virtualisation. Let’s keep our eyes open and watch the trends that come up :)

  • http://www.vmguru.nl Froos

    I’m aware of the attempts by Microsoft and many others to produce enterprise class virtualisation software. VMware is the market leader and has been for many years, there is no doubt about that.

    However, you see the market is changing and VMware’s competition is rapidly approaching. Citrix with Xen, Sun with it’s Virtualbox, MS is already working on Hyper-V v2.. and there are many others working on their own products. Check this table, the list is pretty impressive..

    Beware to keep an open mind. Virtualisation is growing quickly and many OEMs want to jump on that train. Developments are moving forward with lightspeed. Don’t rule out the other vendors too quickly.

    I think the next year or two will be quite interesting regarding virtualisation. Let’s keep our eyes open and watch the trends that come up :)

  • http://www.vmguru.nl/ Tazz

    Read the article(s) and the conclusion, not only the title.

    For now: Hyper-V, NOT IN MY DATACENTER (yet).

    True, the competition is coming but as for MS/Hyper-V, they have a loooooong way to go and VMware is also on the move. So idd the next few years will be very interesting and I’m looking forward to that.

    But until then, VMware over MS any/every time.

  • http://www.vmguru.nl Tazz

    Read the article(s) and the conclusion, not only the title.

    For now: Hyper-V, NOT IN MY DATACENTER (yet).

    True, the competition is coming but as for MS/Hyper-V, they have a loooooong way to go and VMware is also on the move. So idd the next few years will be very interesting and I’m looking forward to that.

    But until then, VMware over MS any/every time.

  • http://www.vmguru.nl Froos

    I’m not zooming in on MS specifically, my comment is generally meant. That is why I’m referring to Sun, Citrix and others (see the table) I’m just saying, be weary of the competition, they are closing in fast.

    Keep an open eye for them or you might be taken by surprise. There are many excamples for that in the past, small and large.

    That is all :)

  • http://www.vmguru.nl Froos

    I’m not zooming in on MS specifically, my comment is generally meant. That is why I’m referring to Sun, Citrix and others (see the table) I’m just saying, be weary of the competition, they are closing in fast.

    Keep an open eye for them or you might be taken by surprise. There are many excamples for that in the past, small and large.

    That is all :)