Gartner Research

How to Choose Between Hyper-V and vSphere

Published: 09 October 2013

ID: G00239335

Analyst(s): Thomas Bittman

Summary

Microsoft has improved its server virtualization products to the point that IT leaders should assess their VMware investments and consider whether Microsoft makes sense. Compare acquisition costs, ease of management and functionality for the two vendors and take advantage of their competitiveness.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • When assessing the latest offerings for server virtualization from Microsoft and VMware, IT leaders face an increasingly competitive and critical choice
    • Acquisition Costs
    • Ease of Management
    • Functionality Richness

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