VM or HyperV ???

Hi to all,
I have already some ESXi servers, but I am planning to reorganize my hardware infrastructure, and I wondering if I must stay on VM or to go to HyperV ?
So I need your help to tell me which is the roadmap and the trend of the market.
And the most important, the advantages and disadvantages of the each platform(VM vs HyperV).
And who gone be the winner at the end?

Best Regards
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There are more VMware questions in EE, than Hyper-V if that helps!

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I think it depends on your budget and hardware.

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Yeah, good luck with this question.  You'll get 100 answers and none will be 100% right.  You're asking for opinions, which is fine, but hardly the forum for this type of objective question.

Do some homework, research info, but hey, you chose VM once already instead of MS, didn't you?  Trust yourself.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
While I disagree a little - they are all 100% right... from the poster's point of view...

In general, I agree with the above statement.  You have an investment in knowledge, software and hardware.  You COULD throw that away and start over... but it's not like you're using Joe's VM Technology - VMWare is still (and I suspect will be for the foreseeable future) the market leader in virtualization.  Microsoft I believe is working their way in... but *IF* they catch VMWare, it likely won't be for several years (it's not as simple as catching Netscape was in the 90s)
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DareDevilE12Author Commented:
I choose the VM before more than 1 year, when the HyperV it wasn't able to hit the VM platform, now with the HyperV R2 the thinks seems little different.
For sure I will hear to many opinions here, but I believe to help me to choose, in which technology I must invest.

I think that a lot boils down to what do you want out of the platform, and how much are you willing to pay for it? All the fancy features in the world are meaningless if you don't need them or can't afford them. You already have a knowledge and licensing investment with VMware. Moving to Hyper-V R2 SP1 will probably be free from a licensing perspective, but it will cost you time to do a migration and to learn a new product. You will probably need buy some new backup software or agents.

It is really the same argument about going from Hyper-V to VMware, except that you would have migration and licensing costs.

BTY, I own SCVMM because it was dirt cheap, but it is so not necessary, so yes you can have a several node Hyper-V cluster with hundreds of VMs for free.
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
If you know who the winner is please let me know so I can invest my money in the company and make a hefty profit..

At this point try both hypervisors, see what works best for you and go with it.  Since technologies change every 4-8 years you may be doing something different in 5 years anyways.

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