Many organizations are searching for a lower-cost alternative to VMware these days, even more now with recent licensing changes from VMware. As a follow up to my session in 2009, we take a look at how far Hyper-V and System Center have come, determine what Hyper-V can do in an unbiased, real-world view of where the limitations lie and where the products excel. The goal is to present a real-world view of whether Microsoft platform has a place in the production data centers of today’s consumers and how it stacks up against VMware, considering cost, support models and other factors. Attendees will leave with a good understanding as to the limitations of Hyper-V/SCVMM vs. VMware and where each is a good fit in an organization.
Topics covered will also include:
- Understand where Microsoft has improved the platform since 2009/2010
- Understand how Microsoft's solution compares to VMware
- Understand what limitations or shortcomings the Microsoft stack still has compared to VMware