Mailbag: Hyper-V Doubts
about Microsoft's much-touted Hyper-V. But a few of you aren't
buying into the hype:
Hyper-V is still in beta, has no live migration, has no farm concept
with automatic load balancing and HA, no over-committing of resources, requires
an installation of at least Server 2008 Core Edition, has restricted x86/x64
OSes, is dependent on specific CPUs, is unable to throttle or isolate the
root domain from VMs, and -- to top it off -- it's basically a Xen knock-off.
In fact, it is so similar to Xen (down to the problems), that I wonder how
much open source code crept into this closed-source product.
It amazes me, the giddiness with which people are approaching this pre-1.0
product and clearly inferior technology. The Microsoft Machine with its adherents
are at work here, but it's certainly not amazing technology. Maybe one day,
a few years from now.
"Hyper-V Poised for Greatness"? Rhetoric. Don't get taken by
the Microsoft advertising juggernaut. It will stop at nothing to make us all
think the Hyper-V will challenge VMware ESX or even Citrix Xen in the short-term.
It will be a challenger in the long-term, but is definitely not enterprise-ready
in its current form.
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Posted by Doug Barney on 06/17/2008 at 1:15 PM