No sooner had Microsoft announced the availability of the public beta for Hyper-V, its hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, than VMware went on the attack, claiming its ESX Server is a comparable, but better, product.
"Hyper-V is Microsoft's hypervisor, while ESX Server is ours. But I don't think you can really compare Microsoft's newly announced beta offering and our product, which has been available for seven years," Bogomil Balkansky, VMware's senior director of product marketing, told eWEEK.
"Customers want stability, maturity, robustness and resilience from their virtualization products and we have the benefit of having it proven in production all around the world with customers running mission-critical applications on ESX Server," Balkansky said.
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