InfoWorld just published the results of a comprehensive comparison of the four major virtualization platforms. This Virtualization Shoot-Out looked at the latest releases from Citrix, Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware.
VMware vSphere still trounces the competition. Paul Venezia, who drove this multi-vendor effort, considered many aspects of virtualization technology and concluded:
VMware still has advanced capabilities that the others lack. VMware also offers a level of consistency and polish that the other solutions don’t yet match. The rough edges and quirks in Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat aren’t showstoppers, but they demonstrate that these alternatives all have hidden costs to go along with their (potentially) lower price tags.
Here is the scorecard, summarizing the various categories tested:
Congratulations to the incredible team behind VMware vSphere – the original and still the best!