Microsoft Virtualization Ecosphere Taking Shape

Regardless of where we sit on the VMware/Citrix/Microsoft virtualization debate, there is one indisputable fact: Microsoft has the largest partner ecosystem. It’s size will give the company a certain amount of market share once virtualization solutions start to emerge. In episode 13 of the Virtumania podcast, Gartner research director Chris Wolf stated that betting against Microsoft in the long run has not usually proven successful.

Recently, I had a chance to have a briefing by VM6 Software on their VMex solution that can be used to deliver a complete infrastructure solution in simple fashion. VMex does this by utilizing commodity servers and networking equipment to deliver virtualization hosts, management tools, a VDI solution and shared storage solution, all through a single interface. The VMex solution combines all of these roles via two standard Windows Server 2008 R2 servers and manages them centrally.

Read the full post at the Everyday Virtualization blog at Virtualization Review.


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