I need to convince my boss why Vmware is better than Microsofts HyperV so that we can impliment a Vmware Vsphere Solution.
I have about 80 servers and non of them have any fault tolerance etc.
In my opinion Vmware is much better. I have set it up in my test environment. Got HA and Vmotion working and its really an awsome product and my favorite on the market.
If I am to get a atleast 2 really strong servers with a entry level SAN , so that I can atleast consolidate around 10-20 servers on it , I will need to do a proper cost analysis and really prove to him why we should go Vmware and not HyperV.
Cost implications is obviously the biggest factor and I should also be able to show and motivate the difference in features , and whether its worth it for the company to invest in a virtual solution.
At this point everyone is against virtualisation but Im not because I have used it before in my previous job aswell.
I need the difference in licensing costs, what Vmware has that Hyper V does not. If windows licences is cheaper if it is virtual.
I would also like some recommendations for a good entry level 2 blade sever with SAN solution. Something that if proven it works effeciently can easily be expanded to accomadate exapansion.
Thank you for all your input and advice