Last month I sat down with John Weston for another TechNet Radio segment. John is a Senior IT Pro Evangelist with Microsoft (South Central District). He and I have a lot of things in common, the newest of which is that we are both VMware Certified Professionals on vSphere 5. We were discussing it and realized that Microsoft has been making incredible process with their virtualization and Private Cloud story, but that VMware was still at the head of the pack, and to deny that would be folly.
One of the reasons we both became VCPs was so that instead of spouting the Microsoft company line about the competition, we would have the credentials and credibility to discuss the comparison, and that VMware professionals would know that we had taken the time to learn their platform before saying we are just as good.
It is amazing that we can say that. However I just spent a week in the beta teach of one of the new Private Cloud classes at Microsoft, and my excitement about our manageability strategy is redoubled. Knowing what is coming next – Hyper-V v3.0 with Windows Server 2012 – makes me shiver with anticipation about teaching these classes, because Microsoft is simply going to leapfrog the competition in the virtualization space.
You can listen to our conversation here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/technet-radio-community-corner-microsoft-private-cloud-vs-vmware-with-microsoft-mvp-mitch-garvis.aspx . We discuss the Private Cloud, and if virtualization is the cloud or if it is simply a component of it. We also discuss all sorts of other topics – John and I always have a great conversation when we get together, and I think it’s pretty entertaining. We hope you do to!