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Solution Comparison: x86 Server Virtualization Platforms

Published: 25 April 2014

ID: G00262402

Analyst(s): Alan Waite

Summary

This document summarizes Gartner's in-depth assessments of the four leading x86 server virtualization platforms — Oracle VM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Windows Hyper-V. It compares strengths and weaknesses and notes when to deploy and not deploy each hypervisor.

Table Of Contents

Solution Comparison

  • VMware vSphere 5.5 and the vCloud Suite
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Reasons to Deploy
    • Reasons to Not Deploy
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Reasons to Deploy
    • Reasons to Not Deploy
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Reasons to Deploy
    • Reasons to Not Deploy
  • Oracle VM 3.2 and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Reasons to Deploy
    • Reasons to Not Deploy

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