VMware, Hyper-V together more in virtualized infrastructure

More IT shops are combining VMware, Hyper-V and other platforms in their virtualized infrastructure. Expert Greg Shields calls in to discuss the pros and cons of this approach.

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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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.

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This was first published in February 2010

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