In a jump ball between Hyper-V vs vSphere you end up with one solution winning over the other. However, each team has players with strengths who could win against some of the players on the other team—one solution wins in one situation and the other solution wins in another situation.
How do you figure out who wins overall? One way is to hear from real users of each of the solutions and find out how they use the various features of Hyper-V vs vSphere—their implementation tips, tricks, and gotchas.
For example, Jason says that:
“Hyper-V has made great strides since it was first released alongside Windows 2008”
Ravi says this about vShpere:
“Very stable and contributes to high uptime. Reduced our data center power and cooling costs.”
Click Hyper-V vs vSphere to see a full comparison of these solutions.
Ok, let’s be realistic, it doesn’t have to be exactly like a real jump ball that indicates one wins over the other. What makes more sense is what’s right for you in your environment. Let go of the analyst spin, the marketing spin—the spin for vendor success in general might not be what you need.
You might want to reach out to a real user who contributed a review on the “Yelp for Enterprise Tech” as referred to by the Wall Street Journal on IT Central Station by clicking the Ask Me a Question link.
Or, you might want to add to the reviews and become an expert reviewer of these solutions and others. Vendors now listen more and more to what users are saying about their solutions and you could help them shape their roadmap.
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