Posted by: Raj Perumal
Busting the top ten myths about VMware virtualization from Microsoft, http://blogs.vmware.com/virtualreality/2009/04/why-choose-vmware-and-microsofts-supposed-mythbusting.html, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Mythbusters: Top 10 VMware Myths, VMware ESX, Why Choose VMware and Microsoft's supposed Mythbusting
So you guys might have seen the Microsoft Video by now of their top 10 VMware myths they wanted to mythbust. Two guys in a video from Microsoft listing their top 10 list and then Microsoft’s response.
You know, I don’t mind mythbusting if it’s done properly, but these guys were all over the place. They were referencing products that aren’t even out yet and generally making fools of themselves. It’s no secret that I am a VMware fan and believe that VMware is the best solution for virtualization, but I still do believe that the other solutions have their place. I sincerely wish that Microsoft had taken their time to release something like this properly without making it look like they were shooting from the hip. It’s just embarrasing.
One of the things they talk about is memory overcommit and how it’s not really a big deal. Wow, is that a bunch of hot air or what. The moment Microsoft figures out how to do this themselves they will be talking about the virtues of Memory overcommit, just like they’re doing with Live migration now.
You can see VMware’s response to this video here.
Anyways, make sure you watch the video, it’s great for a laugh and shows you how desperate Microsoft really is.