For 50.000…

I really enjoy these nice Microsoft blogs. They’ve got a nice way of putting things without giving the details. Start with reading this article. In short it refers to an article that is says is that an IT manager decided to go for Hyper-V because the 50.000 VMware was charging was to expensive and he could have an employee moving around VM’s for that kind of money.

My question to them is, so why go for Microsoft when you’ve got Citrix Xenserver with live migration or Virtual Iron with live migration. You could even build an opensource hypervisor with live migration and HA for that matter. VMware isn’t about live migration… if  you still think it is, well than you’re stuck in 2005 and should move one asap!

By the way, I’m a VMware employee and if I would blog about this article I would pick this part about consolidation ratio:

Running Hyper-V means the company has been able to consolidate its 16 physical servers into just four Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers. It still runs 16 servers, but the remaining 12 are virtual instances.

So 4:1 with Hyper-V…. that’s a great score. But without the details this isn’t useful so I’m not going down that road.

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    1. says

      So I suppose a $50,000 Australlian Dollar investment in an engineer gets you someone who will actively monitor and make decisions on best resource allocation and then manually quick migrate servers between hyper-V hosts????

      I’m not so sure it will!!!

    2. says

      Ooops I forgot to add that the person would also have to work 24/7 for this $50,000 AUD to compete with Vmware alternative.

    3. Vikash Kumar Roy says

      You should also look at the fact that company who is giving chance to MS to implement Hyper -V. Chemical company only focus on their core business rather than IT. If you come to other firm like insurance or retails, they give some kind of thoughts to their IT firm. This is what I feel MS was able to convince these folks.


    4. says

      Although I would’ve loved if you went into a little bit more detail, I still got the essence of what you meant. I agree with it. It might not be a great idea, but it makes sense. Will definitely come back for more info.