Microsoft Hyper-V vs. VMware: How far is VMware Still Ahead?

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Probably four of the best virtual platform developers are VMware (vSphere), Microsoft (Hyper-V), Red Hat (KVM), and Citrix (XenServer).

While they are all comparable, each with its own set of advantages, the two who seem to cause the most ruckus are VMware and Hyper-V.

There’s a lot of talk about which is better and in what way, so let’s dive into the two a little deeper.

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What Is Hyper-V? The Authoritative Guide

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What Is Hyper-V? [Definition & Uses For It]

Whether you’re just beginning to look into virtualization platform options for your company, or you’re a new Hyper-V user trying to get up to speed, it can be a challenge to find all the information you need in one place. That’s why I created this guide—to give you an all-in-one resource you can bookmark and refer back to as often as you need to, so you can get up and running on Hyper-V more smoothly. Continue reading

Azure Migration: A 6-Step Checklist

In most cases, a lift-and-shift cloud migration does little more than provide basic redundancy. A better approach—that offers better efficiency and better value—is to move cloud-ready workloads over to Azure, keep legacy applications on-premise, and set up orchestration to manage cloud recovery and backup.

Following general evaluation and planning, when you reach consensus from each team on the cloud migration plan, you’ll need to execute the plan. Getting down to the details in your mind, you’ll find yourself asking: How do I proceed? In this guide, I’ll break down the major steps involved in each phase of the Azure migration process. Continue reading

Hacking Hypervisors

Virtual machines pose a significant cybersecurity risk – their underlying applications and data are consumed outside the network by customers, partners, consultants, and LOB workers. Malicious actors who target these individuals and their business systems understand the native security limitations of the virtual network. Prevent your next security breach by educating users, adopting best practices and procuring proven solutions. So, sit back and enjoy the show on “Hacking Hypervisors”. 🙂

What You Need to Know Now About Hybrid Cloud

Cloud technologies have been used by enterprises for almost a decade to streamline their IT operations and create new efficiencies and business opportunities. But as hybrid cloud architectures have become more popular, the field has also brought new jargon and confusion.

To help reduce the chatter, this guide can be used as a starting place for what IT leaders need to know right now when it comes to using hybrid cloud environments for their enterprise operations, as well as how all the different hybrid clouds provide a wide range of options for your infrastructure. Continue reading

Hyper-V Management: 9 Tips Every Hyper-V Admin Should Remember

Opinions are various and abundant on how to best configure and manage Hyper-V. Much of the advice seems to be confusing, and some if it downright contradictory. One reason for such confusion is that some articles are obviously written under the assumption that VMWare best practices apply equally well to Hyper-V. The other, more common cause of this contradictory information is that best practices for Hyper-V vary considerably, depending on whether you’re managing a Hyper-V cluster. Continue reading