Microsoft Hyper-V vs VMware vSphere

Last updated: April 30, 2020

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Microsoft Hyper-V
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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VMware vSphere
Build your own cloud infrastructure in your datacenter and remote sites on VMware vSphere the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Virtualize your x86 server resources and aggregate them into logical pools for allocation of multiple workloads. Get network services optimized for the virtual environment, along with simplified administration and management. Reduce the complexity of back-end storage systems and enable the most efficient storage utilization in cloud infrastructures.
Microsoft Hyper-V vs VMware vSphere in our news:

2020. Microsoft makes it easier to get started with Windows Virtual Desktops



Windows Virtual Desktop is Microsoft’s service for giving employees access to a virtualized desktop environment on Azure and that allows IT departments to host multiple Windows 10 sessions on the same hardware. Now Microsoft is launching a completely new management experience for this service that makes getting started significantly easier for admins. In addition to making the management experience easier, Microsoft is now also making it possible to use Microsoft Teams for video meetings in these virtual desktop environments, using a feature called ‘A/V redirection’ that allows users to connect their local audio and video hardware and virtual machines with low latency. It’ll take another month or so for this feature to roll out, though.


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.