The state of third-party support for Hyper-V

As Microsoft updates its own virtualization management product, third-party support for Hyper-V still lags behind VMware.

The lack of third-party support has been a knock against Microsoft Hyper-V since its inception.

Hyper-V does have more third-party support these days, from virtualization-specific vendors as well as traditional systems management companies. But VMware still has a much larger ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs) that support its vSphere platform.

As Microsoft prepares to release System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, as well as new versions of other System Center products, is the lack of third-party support for Hyper-V still a problem? Greg Shields, a partner at Concentrated Technology, discusses this issue on this episode of This Week in Virtualization. He also talks about the growth of private cloud computing and the new features Microsoft is adding to System Center.

In addition, this podcast features news on VMware’s latest quarterly earnings and its new Cloud Foundry offering.

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