Mitch Garvis, a veteran trainer, consultant, Microsoft MVP and VMware VCP, has published a thorough independent analysis of his thoughts concerning Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 vs VMware ESXi 5.1. If you are currently evaluating Datacenter Virtualization and Private Cloud solutions for your IT shop, I strongly encourage you to read through Mitch's detailed comparison using the link below:
Jump start your own Private Cloud Evaluation process ...
But, don't stop there … the only way to conduct a true comparison that's relevant for the unique aspects of your IT environment is to evaluate potential solutions head-to-head in your own lab. To help jump-start your Private Cloud evaluation process, our Detroit MTC is offering a Private Cloud Immersion Workshop for Enterprise customers on Aug 10th. During this one-day event, you'll learn how to leverage Windows Server and System Center 2012 to implement and manage a hybrid Private Cloud that integrates Hyper-V, VMware, and Citrix hypervisors under a unified solution for common management tasks … perfect steps to take back into your lab for additional testing.
Other FREE downloads for building your evaluation environment ...
In addition, to support your own evaluation, we have the following free downloads available:
Be sure to include Service Pack 1 in your evaluation ...
Service Pack 1 of System Center 2012 offers sooo many new features for System Center Virtual Machine Manager and System Center App Controller when building a private cloud solution - be sure to include SP1 in your evaluation! Some of the most exciting (to me) new features in SP1 include:
Service Pack 1 of System Center 2012 is currently available as a Customer Technology Preview (CTP). As with all pre-release versions of software, this release is intended for testing in an evaluation environment only and is not supported for managing production workloads.
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
You can contact Keith online at http://aka.ms/AskKeith.