KVM vs Microsoft Hyper-V
Last updated: September 27, 2011
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream.
Microsoft Hyper-V provides enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud. Bolster IT efficiency and flexibility with the faster application deployment and maintenance that Microsoft virtualization solutions deliver. Reduce costs by consolidating more workloads on fewer servers and increase agility using the same virtualization platform on-premises and in the cloud.
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2011 - Microsoft Hyper-V vs VMware: video
Recently, Microsoft marketing people use to create funny videos about the competitors. Recently the movie about GMail appeared and now - about the Microsoft's main competitor on the virtualization market - VMWare. The video shows Tad, the salesman at VMLimited, the company that stuck in the IT past. He goes to business meetings with clients in his cool minivan and tries to sell them his "limited" virtualization system (when the normal companies are already selling private clouds). That's the modern IT-humor: "While he says that he selling a cloud, he is actually selling nothing more than virtualization" - probably if Larry Ellison would hear it, his hair would stand on end.