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Evaluation Criteria for Server Virtualization Infrastructure Platforms

Published: 31 October 2013

ID: G00257621

Analyst(s): Chris Wolf

Summary

This document provides a comprehensive criteria set for assessing server virtualization infrastructure platforms such as Citrix XenServer, Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, VMware vSphere and Xen.

Table Of Contents
  • Compute
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Network
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Storage
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Security
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Availability and Recovery
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Management
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Hybrid Cloud Integration
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Guest OS Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Application Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Vendor Licensing and Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

Using the Criteria Toolkit

  • Completing the Spreadsheet
  • Adding Custom Evaluation Criteria
  • Removing Evaluation Criteria

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