From Article wrote:
Within that projected 27%, Gartner says Microsoft will take 85% of all small businesses that use virtual servers
N2IT wrote: »
The concern I think VWware potential could be facing is that other operating systems will provide this service for free. Or as the article states "Baked in".
It might be a decent strategy for VM to merge or become aquired by another large scale OS provider.
deth1k wrote: »
Cisco and EMC own VMWare
Zartanasaurus wrote: »
I like the fact that Cisco is including Nexus 1000V support in Hyper-V 8.
TLeTourneau wrote: »
<snip snip>Hyper-V could move more into the SMB market because of its inclusion in the Windows OS but that will only work as long as the customer doesn't need the really advanced functions that you can get with VMWare. As long as you don't grow you’re OK. . <snip snip>
rsutton wrote: »
Can you expand on this? I'm curious to know what features are lacking, from a technicians viewpoint.I work primarily with ESX for SMB's...
Claymoore wrote: »
VMWare won't be the king any more, as MS has closed the feature gap and will pass them with Server 8.
MentholMoose wrote: »
People have been writing articles like this for years. In fact, this same blogger posted something very similar four years ago:Kiss VMware's rump good-bye - Computerworld Blogs
Unfortunately for the doomsayers, if up front costs were the only consideration, VMware would have died long ago (and we would probably be stuck with the hypervisor equivalent of IE6). If you ever point out reality to one of these guys, their argument usually goes something like:
In other words, the next version will be different. It really will be the death of VMware this time, honest! Then the next version comes, nothing happens, and it is, "oh, just wait for it to RTM, or wait until SP1, or until R2", and so on. You might as well argue (and people do) that Windows is about to die since Linux is "free". Unfortunately for that argument, Windows is still going strong despite a plethora of free alternatives.