I have worked with virtualization apps from vmware to microsoft virtual-pc/server to virtual box.
My organization is thinking about moving towards Server 2008 next year. We have only recently started virtualizing servers and for that we use vmwares paid server product and it works well for us.
I am looking into hyper-v and have installed server 2008 enterprise in the lab. i have added the hyper-v component but so far i am not impressed. It seems to merely be microsoft version of vmwares free "vmware server" product meaning it has to be loaded and run within a windows os. I thought that in a production environemnt the vms should be os independent. I found that microsoft offers a stand alone version of hyper-v but they state that it is only for lab and testing environemnts.
So am i missing something? It appears to me that hyper-v is no where near vmware right now in terms of being able to run virtual servers in an enterprise production environment. Even if we bring in server 2008 should we stay the course with vmwares products and not think about hyper-v?