Comparing vSphere and Hyper-V

By Staff Contributor on August 26, 2018

Virtualization is supposed to provide consolidation and high availability benefits for applications. So what is a hypervisor? Why are there two types of hypervisors? What’s the difference between VMware® vSphere™ and Microsoft® Hyper-V®? What exactly are Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors? What if I just want to learn about vSphere and Hyper-V so that I can compare them for my department?

Despite the potential for confusion, there’s no need to fret. SolarWinds has you covered. Whether you’re looking for a place to start learning about the architecture of virtualization, or a quick refresher on vSphere and Hyper-V internals, or a comparison on which virtualization stack is best suited for your needs, this whitepaper from noted virtualization influencer, Scott D. Lowe, is a great place to start.

It begins with the basics of virtualization and hypervisor types, and takes you all the way through an architectural analysis with detailed technical features comparisons of vSphere and Hyper-V that remain relevant even with the latest releases.

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