- Buying mobile devices?: Product: ESXembed comes free with your PDA, phone, blackberry etc. Using it to run several applications simultaneously with it. Benefits of such containarization of tasks are endless.
- Buying Laptops?: Product: ESXlite comes free with it. Benefit: Run Mac, Windows, Linux at near-native speeds, side by side. I have been desperately waiting for this.
- Buying Servers: Product: ESXEnterprise etc: All coming free with your boxes. Well they already thought it out and called it 3i
- Buying Cloud Ready Data Center sets?: Product: ESXGrid Version comes free with the grid of commodity boxes. Do the google yourself now!
- Buying HPC for your home innovations? Things like developing alternative fuels, doing all the things that we all have been desperately waiting for, will finally come from the community. Product: ESXtreme
Anyways we were talking about Hyper-V tests by this tester:
Even though Hyper-V is still pre-1.0 code, I think Microsoft has done a bang-up job with its hypervisor, and it may just turn this Linux freak into a Windows 2008 junkie for running his own personal virtualization needs. While VMWare’s ESX is still superior on a number of fronts, including its aforementioned VMotion technology and its more powerful cluster management tools, Microsoft has certainly sent a major warning shot across its bow and the bows of the respective Linux vendors, as well.
If I were VMWare, I’d seriously look into open sourcing my hypervisor, engaging the community to get it entrenched into every environment possible – not just the Fortune 100 who have thousands of dollars per server to blow on a virtualization solution — and focusing my efforts on support and value-add. Hyper-V represents the first stage of the mass-commodization of hypervisor technology, and if this beta release is any indication, it’s going to be a rough ride ahead for Microsoft’s competitors. In fact, Hyper-V may be Server 2008’s “killer app” that the analysts have been looking for all this time.
ZDnet does not usually cover relevant news but this time they still ended up doing the same ;-). I quoted them on what I think is more important to VMware's future, erroneous reporting really doesn't matter as we all know that ZDnet can never state facts or check them before publishing.