Whitepapers and Reports for Download
Managing VMware vSphere Using Microsoft System Center Increases Costs and Complexity
Edison Group applied their Comparative Management Cost Study methodology to to assess the costs and complexity of managing a vSphere infrastructure using VMware vCenter vs. Microsoft System Center. Their findings show that management using vCenter is 36% less time consuming and 41% less complex than with System Center -- differences that translate into significant operational cost savings.
Total Cost Comparison: VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft Hyper-V
This paper compares the operational costs of running a virtualized datacenter on vSphere 5 vs. Microsoft Hyper-V. vSphere demonstrated 91% lower administrative costs in tests conducted by Principled Technologies. The OpEx savings further contribute to the vSphere TCO advantage over Microsoft.
VMware vMotion vs. Hyper-V Live Migration
Principled Technologies tested two competing features that move active VMs from one server to another. While both perform these moves with no VM downtime, testing shows that the VMware solution did so faster, with greater application stability, and with less impact to application performance.
Whitepaper: VMware vSphere 5 Vs. Microsoft Hyper-V R2
Principled Technologies compared VMware vSphere 5 to the Microsoft Hyper-V R2 SP1 product - comparing their performance and ability to manage resources at high levels of utilization. The results are summarized in this whitepaper.
Whitepaper: Why Choose VMware - Why VMware is the Better Choice
This whitepaper outlines the three main reasons to choose VMware over other cloud infrastructure platforms. The concepts covered apply to companies of all sizes who are interested in using virtualization as the foundation for cloud computing.
Hypervisor Shootout: Maximizing Workload Density in the Virtualization Platform
Taneja Group pitted VMware ESXi 4.1 against Microsoft Hyper-V R2, Citrix XenServer 5.6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 KVM in a series of lab benchmarks and found that VMware retains its VM density advantage. By delivering double the VM density of the latest competitive hypervisors, vSphere provides substantial cost savings.
Tolly Report on Virtual Desktop Implementation: Horizon View 3 Premier vs. Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
In a September 2009 test, Tolly Enterprises evaluated the installation of VDI products, as well as the process for deployment of virtual desktop environments. The Tolly Group found Horizon View 3 Premier easier to install and deploy than Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Tolly found that Horizon View 3 Premier offered a richer feature set and provided a superior end-user experience.
Tolly Report on Virtual Desktop Implementation: Horizon View 3 Premier vs. Citrix XenDesktop Enterprise 3.0
In a recent Tolly Enterprises report, Horizon View 3 Premier for desktop virtualization outperformed Citrix XenDesktop Enterprise 3.0 in terms of deployment simplicity, speed, efficient image and storage management. Read about 5 key advantages for prospective users of desktop virtualization solutions to consider.
Architectural Requirements for a Datacenter-Ready Virtualization Platform
This Taneja Group Report concludes that “not all server virtualization architectures are created equal.” VMware’s hypervisor architecture is ahead of all other offerings in meeting all core requirements (ex. scalability, security, performance, availability) for enterprise datacenters.
VMware vSphere 5 Competitive Reviewer's Guide
Intended for press reviewers and technology analysts, the vSphere 5 Competitive Reviewer's Guide is also useful for customers wishing to conduct a detailed comparison between vSphere and other virtualization products. The document explains key vSphere features and calls out the VMware competitive advantages for each of those features.