August 18, 2009 - Matthijs Haverink
“VMware bashing part 3”, by Microsoft
Yesterday the third part of the “Hypervisor Footprint Debate” appeared on the Windows Virtualization Team Blog. As a consultant I’m supposed to be unbiased concerning vendors or products. “It depends” is our slogan :). Therefore I’m always considering Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer along VMware VI3/VS4 when it comes to hardware virtaulization and therefore I’m regularly checking the WVT-blog.
But the way Microsoft is using this blog to trash VMware is sad. Sure they’ve got a point here and there, and I do encourage you to read the post, they do have some points that cut wood. But the almost childish way of going on-and-on-and-on about the flawed VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 2 and all the “horrible results”, is really annoying. Thereby the writer, Jeff Woolsey, says that the last comparison wasn’t apples and apples but then makes a new comparison that doesn’t even compare an apple to any fruit, what so ever… So when you ask me it’s just another cheap VMware trashing post …
I can give you a multi-page review on the blog-post but I say; read it yourself.