CIOs like open source for strategic apps; Hyper-V vs.VMware price debate
Recession boosts CIOs' willingness to book open source applications
For many CIOs, open source applications have been part of their infrastructure for a while now, often as part of tactical projects. But as the recession continues, competitive pricing for open source enterprise editions has some
The great Hyper-V vs. VMware price debate
Microsoft claims that Hyper-V is cheaper than VMware. But there are several hidden costs that, depending on the user scenario, may make VMware more cost-effective than Hyper-V, SearchServerVirtualization.com reported.
For example, VMware boasts higher consolidation ratios, a broader range of management tools, and it runs on older CPU models than Hyper-V.
Hot off the presses: Hyper-V security guide
Microsoft today posted a guide to help VARs and IT pros bolster the security of their Windows Server sites and harden Hyper-V virtualization scenarios. The guide includes best practices for installing Hyper-V and tips for managing and delegating virtual machines. The Hyper-V security guide is downloadable now for those who have Live IDs.
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