BriForum 2013 London video: Client-Side Hypervisors Clash: Windows 8 Hyper-V and VMware Workstation

With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft has included a slimmed down version of its flagship Hyper-V hypervisor making it ever so easy for people to load up those virtual machines on their desktops. This type of Type-2 hypervisor use has always been limited in the past to the more well-known competitors such as VMware, with their Workstation product. Now that a mini Hyper-V has entered the mix, things are getting interesting in feature sets and functionality. Microsoft does do a one-up on the others by offering it's hypervisor for "free,” as in it is a part of the Windows 8 operating system. But is that enough to sway you to jump ship? In this session, Mike Nelson will take a deep look into each hypervisor, explore some of their main differences, and reveal their most notable pros and cons.

Presented by Mike Nelson

View All Videos

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.