dave330i wrote: »
Microsoft has a history of over promising and under delivering. It's speculation until 3.0 is released.
The only thing for sure is that we businesses (and consumers) are going to benefit from improved features and hopefully lower prices
Considering that VMware had to kill the new pricing scheme that they had announced recently I feel that they are on the back foot here.
In the enterprise scenario MS has a significant advantage with their competitive pricing strategy.
I don't expect VMware to disappear. I think we will see a lot of shops transition to Hyper-V until VMware adjusts its pricing model. At that point, I think we'll see market share stay pretty constant, with pretty much all shops adopting a virtualization platform and sticking with it indefinitely.
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I don't think VMware is going anywhere, because they've still way ahead in terms of scale, availability and guest OS support, but they've definitely going to lose some ground this round.
And yes, I'm definitely eating my words on this one - several months ago, I didn't believe VMware had anything to fear, but Hyper-V looks that strong in Server 2012.
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Its not really speculation. I have a couple of Server 2012 RC nodes right now set up and it delivers exactly as promised. I had a special consideration, I need to be able to grow the virtual hard disk over 2 TB without resorting to a pass through disk. As far as I know, VMWARE has not changed the format of the VMDK to support this. SCVMM 2012 and Server 2012 (even 08R2 if you can deal with a max of 4 virtual procs) are a different animal than previous versions of MS virtualization.