VMware still most solid; Switch from VMware vSphere 4 is a tough

When asked about thoughts on to switch from VMware vSphere 4 to some other virtualization platform: such as Microsoft's Hyper-V or open-source Xen-based implementations, including Citrix XenServer, Cameron Sturdevant said “VMware vSphere is the leader when it comes to high-performance data center operationsm and its products are setting the benchmark for what "complete" means. While competitors are still filling out important […]

When asked about thoughts on to switch from VMware vSphere 4 to some other virtualization platform: such as Microsoft's Hyper-V or open-source Xen-based implementations, including Citrix XenServer, Cameron Sturdevant said “VMware vSphere is the leader when it comes to high-performance data center operationsm and its products are setting the benchmark for what "complete" means. While competitors are still filling out important areas to ensure complete coverage. VMware vSphere 4 also includes support for a distributed switch that can span multiple hosts and now the ability to implement the Cisco Nexus 1000v virtual switch are significant innovations. Further, the ability for organizations to enlist the aid of their Cisco engineers to rationalize virtual network operations is huge.” “So, for now, at least, the VMware choice still seems to be the most solid.”