As you may have noticed, we at VMGuru.nl have been extremely busy the last few week. Tons of work accompanied with the right amount of stress, illness and personally the build of my new house. This certainly shows in the amount of article we posted lately.

But I try to keep up-to-date, certainly with the release of vSphere 4. So today I read a great article on vTeardown by E. Horschman which I did not want to keep from you.

The article describes the quick migration feature in Microsoft’s Hyper-V, compares this to the live migration feature in the new version and warns customers on the  ‘Quick’ features provided in the next version of Hyper-V.

In the past Microsoft claimed that their Quick Migration feature was enough and Live Migration, as VMware’s vMotion, was not needed.  In vTeardown’s article you can see how quickly Microsoft changes its opinion as soon as they have finally added the feature themselves.

‘Now that Microsoft has live migration on their Hyper-V roadmap, we’re starting to learn that they never really thought much of Quick Migration themselves.  I heard Mark Russinovich, one of their technical luminaries who gave a talk about Hyper-V R2 futures, actually come out and say what we all knew to be true, “Quick Migration was our first attempt to do a live migration, and to put a nice spin on it, we called it Quick Migration. […] Even though we said, […] ‘trust us this is really cool, this is what you want, you don’t want instant, that’s not as good as this, this is quick,  but people didn’t seem to buy that, so we ended up […] implementing live migration, so that Quick Migration stuff is crap, this is really good.’”  Mark’s honesty got some laughs from the packed session, but it puts us on notice that we should be skeptical when Microsoft tags a feature as “Quick”.

Not very trustworthy in my opinion. E. Horschman agrees and adds a warning to beware of Microsoft’s ‘Quick’ features as they now use the same blls!t motivation on their new Quick Storage Migration feature.

So check out ‘When Microsoft Says “Quick”, Do They Really Mean “Crap”?‘.