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Hyper-V Really Moving Forward

I meet with a lot of virtualization vendors, both in my duties at Redmond, but also as the founding editor of Virtualization Review. One thing I hear (and I hope VMware is listening) is that Microsoft is far easier to partner with than VMware (at least for now).

Third parties are hopping on the Hyper-V bandwagon and customers, especially those using Windows Server 2008, are into Hyper-V as well.

And Microsoft keeps moving this ball forward -- most recently increasing the capacity to 1,000 VMs per cluster. I was plenty impressed until I realized the previous number was 960. I guess the pea gets pushed forward one inch at a time.

The VMware vs. Hyper-V war is going to be great. And while one vendor will ultimately win, the customer is the real beneficiary.

Posted by Doug Barney on June 25, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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