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Virtualization products comparisons are almost common, but usually are too much (single) vendor oriented and each try to bring better conclusion on its products. So it’s difficult find something that it’s really independent. Also customer experiences could be polarized by their knowledge and the experience itself, or (and this could be worst) by a better design or architecture choice.

I’ve write something one year ago (see this post), but of course products change so things also change. So part is still valid and part must be updated.

Some of the recent tasks in CloudCred (here le complete list) are related on the comparison between VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V (the first two enterprise virtualization products), of course mainly with the VMware’s point of view (but not in all task).

There are a lot of documents and link that could be interesting:

One other limit of those references is that, in several cases, the comparison is between old version of the products, in one there were VMware vSphere 4 and Microsoft Hyper-V R2 (as part of Windows Server 2008 R2)… This are changed a lot, so some of the considerations are outdated.

There are also some funny video, available on Vimeo:

“Virtualize Everything” (video link)

VMware’s “Maximum Uptime” (video link)

VMware’s “Total Cost of Ownership” (video link)

VMware’s “Built for the Future” (video link)


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.