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Virtualization wars: Is Microsoft sneaking into more VMware shops?

Kevin Fogarty | Aug. 30, 2010
Microsoft's Hyper-V is finding a home in the SMB market, but will it grab more second-tier enterprise servers, as virtualization and licensing costs expand? Some analysts say yes, despite VMware's superior management and automation tools.

"When companies were doing lots of physical-to-virtual conversions they found massive cost savings from consolidation," he says. "When they get to the point that they're not taking servers out, just expanding VMs and start consuming lots of VM licenses, they start to see costs spiral and want to get that under control."

 

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