Oracle officially supported on VMware Virtualization

Posted on January 16th, 2010 in Announcement, Industry News, Tips, Virtualization | No Comments »

Previously Oracle had decline to provide the official support if you virtualizing your database instance into the VMware virtual infrastructure. Today, there is an official announcement from VMware which confirm the official support from oracle will be provided even you virtualize your database server into VMware.

This is a good news for most of the ERP users especially when you have SAP running in your production environment.

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Hyper-V are not for Enterprise

Posted on December 22nd, 2009 in Tips, Virtualization | No Comments »

I went through this article from Information Week and I absolutely agreed with the point been brought up by the author about the reason why Hyper-V is just not ready for Enterprise use. No question about Microsoft capabilities about the software they had developed. In fact, I had been with Microsoft platform for long year. But when come to virtual data center, I really believe CHEAP do not meant everything and they have a huge gap to close up the competition with VMware anyway.

You can read more from the original post here, have fun.

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VMware and competitor

Posted on April 23rd, 2009 in Hyper-V, vSphere, Xen | 1 Comment »

I was just came back from Sime Darby Convention Centre – HP ProLiant G6 Servers Launch event and VMware competitor “Citrix” and “Microsoft” representative talked about Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Xen hypervisor. Anything interesting? Seriously, both of them talked about marketing bull shit! If I’m have not try VMware, Hyper-V or Xen before, probably I may interested with the presentation.

If you’re looking at technical point of view, personally I think VMware competitor is few year behind VMware vSphere. Check out more detail about VMware vSphere 4 Cheat Sheet posted by Jason Boche.

Referring to costing, I don’t agreed with what Citrix presented during the event this morning. You’re always try to tell customer pay if you need it. What are you talking about? Are you trying to tell Enterprise customers don’t use HA or don’t use those features provided? How about Microsoft Hyper-V cost comparison?
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Hyper-V vs. VMware: Which is cheaper?

Posted on February 10th, 2009 in Hyper-V, Industry News | 1 Comment »

Microsoft claims that Hyper-V is cheaper than VMwareBut there are several hidden costs that, depending on the user scenario, may make VMware the more cost-effective option, analysts and users say.

Microsoft touts Hyper-V as a lower-priced virtualization option than VMware’s ESXi, but for straight server consolidation, it’s unclear whether Hyper-V is that much cheaper than VMware because of Hyper-V’s system requirements and lower consolidation ratios.

More details article can be found at “Hyper-V vs. VMware : Which is cheaper?”

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Microsoft Hyper-V Jokes?

Posted on December 3rd, 2008 in Hyper-V, Industry News, Virtualization | 2 Comments »

The comparison between VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V is not new to me or you today.

Frankly speaking, I’m big fans of VMware and I would like to share the related news – Microsoft Hyper-V jokes.

Microsoft to do what VMware does nearly 10 years later – From Mike RTFM

ESX Server beats Hyper-V – DanteDog’s Blog

So how important is LiveMigration/VMotion now?

Hyper-V, not in my datacenter Part 1 – Gabes Virtual World

Hyper-V, not in my datacenter Part 2 – Gabes Virtual World

Hyper-V, not in my datacenter Part 3 – Gabes Virtual World

Will Microsoft sunset VMware? – 18 months later

Hyper-V with Server Core — Too Dry and Crunchy for our Taste

Hyper-V Server is Finally Here – But What Exactly Is It?

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