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VMware, Hyper-V together more in virtualized infrastructure

Mixed virtual environments are becoming more prevalent as IT shops combine VMware, Hyper-V and other platforms in their virtualized infrastructure.

There are several reasons why more organizations are mixing VMware, Hyper-V and other platforms. Some do it temporarily as they transition their virtualized infrastructure from one platform to another. For others whose primary platform is VMware, Hyper-V can be a cheaper alternative for one-off projects, special applications or virtualized infrastructure deployments in branch offices.

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This Week in Virtualization
In this episode of This Week in Virtualization, expert Greg Shields of Concentrated Technology discusses the pros and cons of mixing VMware, Hyper-V and other platforms. He also talks about the best ways to manage multiple platforms in one virtualized infrastructure, and what the future holds for VMware, Hyper-V and other platforms coexisting.

This podcast also features news about the first Hyper-V security update. Microsoft has released a patch addressing a vulnerability that could allow someone to launch a denial-of-service attack from guest operating systems in Hyper-V.

Rob McShinsky, senior systems engineer for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, calls in to talk about how serious the Hyper-V security update is and what to do to protect your Hyper-V virtualized infrastructure.

This Week in Virtualization

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This was first published in February 2010

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