News: Pricing Comparisons, Red Hat, and More

News: Pricing Comparisons, Red Hat, and More

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Hello everyone!

It’s been a little bit of time since I last posted but I promise to post more regularly, as soon as I get back from my vacation in Hawaii :). 

This week, I wanted to cover some new news and some items I tweeted about but didn’t blog.

  • I wrote a new post, Virtualization Reality: Why Microsoft® Virtualization Solutions Deliver Value When Compared to VMware® on my other blog, from the Because It’s Everybody’s Business site.  It covers how the Microsoft cost comparisons are done and a view on the VMware cost calculations.
  • We have just announced that Microsoft and Red Hat have completed certification on each others products.  If you want to run Red Hat on Hyper-V or MS applications on Red Hat KVM, you want to read this post.
  • There is now official documentation for migrating a cluster from Hyper-V to Hyper-V R2.  Hans Vredevoot wrote up a great list of links for migrating Hyper-V clusters.
  • Windows Virtual PC and the associated Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 has been Released to Manufacturing (RTMed).   Ben Armstrong announced this on his blog.
  • I still see a lot of misrepresentations about Hyper-V and whether it’s a bare metal hypervisor.  There is a great post from Netapp on what the misconceptions are and why Hyper-V is really a bare metal hypervisor.

Thanks everyone.  Look out for more posts upcoming and you can always follow me on Twitter (@edwinyuen).

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  • Why do I get so much push back when I propose using Microsft virtualization solutions. Even MS partners recommend VMware and say avoid MS at all cost. I have sent all kinds of documents to my managment and they say NO. How do i get past this barrier.

  • Colvinji,

    Sorry for the delay.  I had issues with comments on my blog.

    I have heard this from some people but I think that much of this is not because of deficiencies in MS but their experience and past with VMware.  I was in Professional Services/Consulting for almost 15 years before coming to MS so I understand.  To help, we have some great materials on www.microsoft.com/vmwarecompare that can be helpful.  You can also send me an e-mail and I'll help out.

    -Edwin

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