TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Surviving hypervisor competition and chaos
II. Virtualization costs and pricing: News you can use
III. VMware vs. Microsoft vs. Xen: An expert face-off
IV. Cutting and controlling costs with virtualization: Expert advice
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.