It is going down this week! August 8th (Thursday) at 2:00pm Eastern Time (11:00am Pacific)! In the Blue corner we have Shawn MacArthur, and in the Red corner we have Mitch Garvis! Two champions, both undefeated, and the winner will be… YOU!
As many of you know I used to (and occasionally still do) teach for a company called VMTraining. They are a training and consulting firm out of the US, and they have a great courseware series called the Ultimate Bootcamps. They are a knowledgeable and passionate group, and over the years I have had more than a few debates with some of the other trainers in the group over the competing technologies.
With that being said, none of the guys I debate with are anti-Microsoft, they are just heavily invested in VMware. In fact when the owners started to see a lot of Hyper-V adoption they approached me to design and eventually write a Microsoft Virtualization Ultimate Bootcamp (which will be coming soon!). It is great to be able to separate the religion from the technology.
Of course, they are still passionate about what they do (as am I). Earlier this year Shawn MacArthur recorded a webinar entitled ‘Is vSphere the best Hypervisor out there?’ which can be seen here. I immediately responded and did a webinar in May entitled ‘Is Hyper-V the best Hypervisor out there?’ which can be seen here.
Shawn has been at this a very long time, and he is very good at what he does. So when we were both invited back by Duane Anderson (Executive Vice President International Operations, as well as the facilitator of these webinars) invited us both back for a head to head debate I jumped at the opportunity.
Before you get excited, I want you to know that Shawn and I are very friendly, and have great respect for one another. We also both respect both platforms, even though we feel what we do. Do not expect this to be a no holds barred smack-down event. It will be passionate, but it will be professional and respectful.
Nonetheless, we look forward to taking each other on, and hope you will listen in! You can register now on-line by clicking here and bring your questions… we hope to answer them all!
Date: August 8, 2013
Time: 2:00pm (Eastern Time)
Where: Get your front row seat right here!