Hyper-V vs. vSphere: Understanding the differences

I recently wrote a whitepaper for Solarwinds entitled “Hyper-V vs. vSphere: Understanding the differences which discussed a number of differences between the two products.

For years, there has been a feature battle between VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. In general, vSphere has won the feature battle, although Hyper-V is certainly no slouch; the product can hold its own – and does hold its own for many organizations that have made the decision that it’s the right solution for their needs.
vSphere administrators may not have the opportunity or desire to really put Hyper-V through its paces, particularly given vSphere’s technical superiority. Although that superiority remains largely in place today, the feature gap will ultimately shrink and Hyper-V will become a “good enough” solution for more and more organizations.
In order to help vSphere administrators make the knowledge leap between the two platforms, this paper will outline the differences between the currently shipping products from both VMware and Microsoft: vSphere 5 and Hyper-V 2008 R2 with SP1. In this paper, you will be introduced to key features in the products and be exposed to the feature deltas that may exist.

To read the full white paper, click here.

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