Last March I wrote an article on vendors  trying to market their products by bashing the competition and not having a clean discussion. At that moment I thought ‘Am I the only one making this into a problem?’  Today I read a great post by Gabrie van Zanten of Gabes Virtual World and it seems I am not alone!

Gabrie watched a video on Microsoft’s Virtualiztion Team Blog in which two gentlemen try to bust 10 VMware ESX vs MS Hyper-V myths. I intentionally use the word ‘try’ because they do a pretty terrible job.

They compare the current release of VMware ESX 3.5 to the R2 version of Microsoft’s Hyper-V which still has to be released (release 2010(?)). Now this is something that sounds familiar, this is exactly what I commented on in this article. Citrix comparing VMware and Citrix HA and not explaining that Citrix HA is Live Migration. If the MS gentlemen want to do some real mythbusting, try comparing VMware ESX 3.5 U4 to Microsoft Hyper-V 1.0 (both out now) or compare VMware ESX4/vSphere to Microsoft Hyper-V 2.0 (both not publically available yet).  But I think they’re too chicken to do that and they are right. Microsoft would come out way behind if you do a real comparison and claiming to have an enterprise ready hypervisor.

In my opinion in these kind of marketing campaigns you can recognize good vendors/product from bad ones. When you are not operating out of your own strengths and weaknesses but need to stoop down to bashing the competition to try to look good, you’re a myth yourself.

Want to see what all the fuss is about read the complete article in which Gabrie busts some mythbuting himself, look here!

So , Gabrie thanks, I’m not alone any more 😉