Microsoft vs VMware – Comparison of key technologies


Hypervisor comparison

With this particular slide we’re able to compare, like-for-like products between Microsoft and VMware.

The key point to address in this particular scenario is MS will provide the Hypervisor free of charge (either by a standalone ‘server core’ or as part of the Windows Server 2012 purchase), the other components are part of System Center.

From a VMware point of view, they sell you the hypervisor with various ‘levels’ that unlock the ability to add bolt-ons. To realise the full potential of the solution, you will be required to license the ‘software’ at an ‘Enterprise’ level.

Microsoft have gone for the ‘undercut’ approach with regards to pricing, there are significant costs savings with regards to licensing the features, and Microsoft have a simpler model, if you want more, get System Center and you can have it all!

For a little more information Microsoft have a website allowing you to check the hardware you have is supported by Microsoft.

http://windowsservercatalog.com is the site for checking your hardware and what is available/supported

If you have requirements you cal always call PCS and we can spec and price a solution for you – 08452414155

About Stephen Pothecary
IT Professional and Cloud Evangelist! IT Manager at Comms Group UK Ltd - Managed Services | Solutions | Procurement | Support Services | Cloud | Fujitsu!

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