VMware or Microsoft – VDI–A Look at Supportability and More!

Tommy Patterson delivers the next post in our VMware OR Microsoft Series – Here is an excerpt…. VMware jumped in the VDI ring many years ago mainly through some acquisitions, and for the first few years struggled to gain momentum against Citrix.  After all Citrix owned this market for many years almost solo.   Citrix had…


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Okay folks, I am going to toss a little reality your way. These are tough times. Wages are flat, the economy is still recovering and unemployment is still to high. Many people are tightening their belts and being much more conservative when determining what is necessary to live and what is optional or even frivolous….


VMware or Microsoft: Offloading your Storage

Storage is one the main key factors we look at when trying to improve our virtualization environments.  It is also probably one of the most costly, not only from a $$$ perspective but also a performance perspective.  I know a lot of you have made large investments in your storage solutions.  Especially if you are…


VMware or Microsoft–Replaceable? or Extensible? What kind of virtual switch do you want?

There has been a fair amount of press in the last few years regarding the virtual networking capabilities on different hypervisor platforms. With the general availability release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 taking place in just over 5 weeks (October 18th to be exact), I think it is time…


VMware or Microsoft? Dynamic Storage Management in Private Clouds

In our ongoing blog series – VMware or Microsoft – my co-worker, Keith Mayer delivers today’s post on Dynamic Storage Management in Private Clouds. Below is an excerpt… No matter which virtualization platform you may be using today to power your Private Cloud, storage is probably one of your biggest costs, and perhaps one of…


VMware or Microsoft–Shopping for Private Clouds

Keith Mayer delivers the most recent post in our VMware or Microsoft series. In Keith’s posting he discusses some interesting results of speaking to an active IT Pro who was evaluating the cost of running a private cloud on different cloud platforms. You might think that VMware, with the level acceptance it has in the…


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VMware or Microsoft? Automated Server Workload Balancing for Heterogeneous Private Clouds

  VMware vSphere 5.x includes automated server workload balancing in the vSphere Enterprise and Enterprise+ premium suites via two feature sets: Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Distributed Power Management (DPM).  DRS and DPM together are intended to provide an automated method for balancing compute capacity and reducing energy consumption in a highly virtualized datacenter.  It…


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