In our face-off on virtualization technologies, experts Anil Desai, David Davis and Andrew Kutz weigh in on the merits and drawbacks of three leading virtualization platforms: Microsoft's Hyper-V, VMware and Citrix Systems' Xen.
Microsoft's Hyper-V will enter the virtualization ring as a relative underdog. But Hyper-V's price and better hardware compatibility poise it to compete with VMware and Xen.
By Anil Desai
Hyper-V may have certain advantages over VMware in terms of price, but in terms of management capabilities and functionality, VMware's capabilities far exceed its competition.
By David Davis
From XenServer and to Sun xVM, Xen-based products have challenged VMware's market share and deemed hypervisor technology less relevant. Lower pricing, better packaging and less emphasis on hypervisors may spell long-term success for Xen.
By Andrew Kutz
For more on the virtualization pricing wars, check out the rest of our special report.