Barney's Blog

Blog archive

VMware Ain't the Only Hypervisor in Town

VMware made news last month when Dell, HP and IBM all agreed to bundle a small, tight version of VMware with its servers. This made it seem almost like VMware is the only game in town, the Microsoft of virtualization. The reality is the field is far more complex and competitive.

It's not just the looming threat of Hyper-V, which will be huge as Microsoft is making all the right moves with pricing and enticing developers. Citrix is also playing big-time in this space with its acquisition of Xen. Sun is basing its new xVM hypervisor on Xen, and last week HP announced that it will embed a version of XenServer on HP servers -- just like it's doing with VMware.

Like the early days of productivity software and even desktop operating systems, this market is wide-the-heck-open. This is gonna be fun.

Posted by Doug Barney on March 24, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • Everything Microsoft Announced at Its Surface Event

    Microsoft showed off its updated and expanded line of Surface devices this week, positioning the new Surface Laptop Studio as its flagship Windows 11 laptop.

  • M&A in Microsoft Channel: Progress Acquires Kemp

    Longtime Microsoft partner Progress Software is acquiring another Microsoft partner in Kemp Technologies.

  • The 2021 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From Windows 10X to the next generation of Microsoft's application server products, here are the product milestones coming down the pipeline in 2021.

  • Microsoft Says System Center 2022 Will Arrive Early Next Year

    Microsoft is planning to release its new System Center product in the first quarter of 2022, with a private preview arriving within months.