Recently, Microsoft published a questionable video dispelling numerous VMware myths. The only problem, at least for Microsoft, is that they really didn’t do a very convincing job. In fact, the video is so sorry that I don’t mind promoting it here on VCritical — check it out!
Gabe’s Virtual World has an excellent rebuttal of all 10 points. All of the so-called myths are pretty weak, but #10 really caught my attention.
Myth #10 explains how VMware virtualization requires you to contend with FOUR LAYERS: hardware, hypervisor, operating system, and application. I think most people would be fine with that general description, and it might look something like this:
However, with Microsoft virtualization there are just THREE LAYERS: hardware, operating system, and application:
You might be wondering where the hypervisor is in this model — I know I am. Frankly, that is a problem. The “myth” is not a myth at all. To get “three layers” you’d need to forgo virtualization.
This stunt is pretty telling that the Microsoft Virtualization gang is desperate to identify any perceived advantages — real or imaginary.