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Tommy Patterson began his virtualization adventure during the launch of VMware's ESX Server's initial release. At a time when most admins were only adopting virtualization as a lab-only solution, he pushed through the performance hurdles to quickly bring production applications into virtualization. Since the early 2000s, Tommy has spent most of his career in a consulting role providing assessments, engineering, planning, and implementation assistance to many members of the Fortune 500. Troubleshooting complicated scenarios, and incorporating best practices into customer's production virtualization systems has been his passion for many years. Now he share his knowledge of virtualization and cloud computing as a Technology Evangelist in the Microsoft US Developer and Platform Evangelism team. Tommy is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 25 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Security, patching, features, functionality – Great post on Hyper-V versus ESX

08.15.2013
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Our team is currently running a blog series to demystify some of the misinformation, rumors, etc that exist in the market today concerning ESX versus Hyper-V.  Chris Avis posted today’s article in the series which centers around patching, security, and functionality.  One thing I would add is, even if you purchase ESX licensing, without vCenter you are still sunk when it comes to moving the virtual machines around.  Heck who knows they might have to address this in a few weeks at VMWorld.  Any takers?  Alas..I digress… give the article a read here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/chrisavis/archive/2013/08/14/vmware-or-microsoft-simplified-microsoft-hyper-v-server-2012-host-patching-greater-security-and-more-uptime.aspx

You can find a complete list of the series here as well:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2013/08/12/vmware-or-microsoft-the-complete-series.aspx

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