I think Microsoft just expects their competitors to run or just join the “dark side”. Well it appears that this is not the route VMware has chosen. Instead of not responding to outrageous claims by Microsoft, VMware have chosen to respond and further to responding, striking back as well. Now in this post MS writes as if VMware started the FUD War: Hyper-V Winning Daily/VMware FUD Reaching New Heights.
Now personally I am not a competitive guy… I am not even a marketing guy… I do not normally post competitive stuff, but after all the claims from MS(Anybody remember their little VMworld, Las Vegas stunt? Or there TCO/ROI posts, Please! There is more to TCO than Licensing). I thought it would be nice to help a bit by spreading the word. I guess my post actually worked after judging by the comments and replies in the blogosphere.
Unfortunately for VMware, Microsoft’s Jeff Woolsey, the Sherlock Holmes he is, has discovered that it was Scott Drummond that published the post offending Hyper-V BSOD post. Now I wonder what actually revealed that it was masterpiece of journalistic investigation, could it be the YouTube nickname “drummonds1974″ or maybe the blog article that Scott posted on the 6th of May. (No Jeff, I don’t think it’s a response to your article, check the dates of both Scott’s and your article and do the math! (Saying that please do not use your TCO/ROI calculator to do the math cause it seems to be a bit off )
As a side note, some people claim I am not “objective”, hell of course I am not. I am a VMware employee. I earn my money by delivering VMware projects, of course I am not objective. That said Do you think I care? That is not what Yellow-Bricks.com is about. I am not a so called “objective” and/or “journalistic” e-magazine some other blogs and or e-magazines claim to be. (Note I used the word “claim” because I personally do not believe any magazine that is heavily sponsored can be or will be “objective”.) Yellow-bricks is a blog… My personal blog, nothing more and nothing less, and in general it deals about VMware technical issues / tips / tricks.
Now I would like to ask Microsoft, or should I say Jeff Woolsey, to actually watch these videos (and read both responses or any of the comments on these videos) and before talking about credibility, just ask yourself if you should be the one judging other people on credibility:
- Top 10 VMWare myths video
- Microsoft Virtualization – Virtualization without Taxation
- response: When myth busting goes wrong and becomes a myth to bust it self
- response: Microsoft Myths and Realities…
Or what about these:
- Extra layer extra cost…
I do agree it’s an entertaining topic, extra layer… just wonder do your VMs run directly on Hardware?
- Hyper-V Quick migration vs VMware Live Migrations
Just wondering, if nobody uses it anyway… why are you hyping Hyper-V R2 with live migration? (By the way, it’s still not the same as VMware VMotion.)
Further, while we are on the topic of credibility, moderating blog comments that don’t meet your “requirements” or offer criticsm for your position is not going to increase your credibility in any way. I will not and do not moderate comments, excepting for spam of course, so if you would like to discuss anything related to this topic go ahead… even Microsoft guys are welcome to join in on the fun.