VMware, the next Novell!?


If you think that:

  • Mac is a superior operating system.
  • Novell owns the local area network.
  • VMware is virtualization and virtualization is VMware.
  • DNS must only run atop UNIX.

Then you should read this article at Realtime-windowsserver.com!
On the same subject there is another article: “Just a Thought; Will VMware become the next Novell?” that is worth reading. 

Is VMware at danger? Is Microsoft taking over virtualization market like he did for the browser, OS, collaboration (Office/SharePoint), email (Exchange) markets?

In a near future, you will ask yourself why should I use a costly 3rd party product i.e. VMware when I can use Microsoft tools to virtualize Microsoft products?

Hyper-V is part of the OS, as an add-on, a feature you activate on demand. Sure you don’t have for the moment all the fancy tools and features of vSphere but in 2 years time from here Microsoft will close that gap and it will be a what we used to say “Enterprise Ready” product.

In the mean time not everybody runs large enterprise, and Microsoft knows it for 10 years already with its Microsoft Small Business Server suite. The suite as the same functionalities as the ‘enterprise’ version except it is not as scalable.

Now regarding the technology under the hood, the path taken by the VMware developers, the vision of those techie guys behind the scene, vision of what should be virtualization is in my opinion far better than the Microsoft interpretation of a virtual data center.  But at the end who cares as long as the ROI, TCO, CAPeX and other acronyms are green on CFO/CIO’s Excel sheet!

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About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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