The VMware SDDC is a complete data center virtualization and automation solution. With VMware, when you add a VM, you automatically have access to the following capabilities, all embedded into the hypervisor:
Microsoft’s approach to virtualization requires most of the network and storage configuration to be done separately, outside of the hypervisor, with no top-level resource management. This provides nowhere near the efficiency, automation, guidance and seamless portability of the VMware SDDC for customers seeking a future-proof hybrid cloud platform.
VMware offers the a complete and flexible portfolio of high impact solutions to solve your next business challenge, reduce risk and provide superior investment protection for the future.
vCenter, VMware’s ONE single management interface with end-to-end visibility and centralized automation is far better than the EIGHT interfaces and Powershell scripting required to manage Microsoft Hyper-V with System Center.
Microsoft’s EIGHT required interfaces are:
- Virtual Machine Manager,
- Failover Cluster Manager,
- Disk Manager,
- Hyper-V Manager,
- Network Control Panel Admin,
- NIC Teaming,
- Data Protection Manager,
“Free Hyper-V” is misleading. The real-world deployment expenses and TCO skyrocket when you add System Center and support costs. VMware’s reduced complexity, ease of management, useful automation and infrastructure flexibility drive real-world budget and time savings for our customers, with no hidden costs.
Up to 90% Lower OpEx with VMware vs. Microsoft*
VMware’s ease of moving VMs from your data center to the Cloud (vCloud Air) and back is far easier because it’s the same platform — no conversion necessary!
Don’t forget — vSphere continues to be the foundation for the VMware SDDC. Key solutions that customers really want, like Operations Management, Virtual SAN, VDP, Site Recovery Manager, DRS, HA, App HA, Fault Tolerance, Storage DRS, and other key capabilities only work with vSphere. VMware offers a com-plete and integrated set of capabilities and features that customers really want!
Key capabilities that are most important to customers:
VMware’s smaller, purpose-built hypervisor, that does not require a legacy operating system, represents a significantly safer and less-risky virtualization platform due to a much smaller code-base, with far less management overhead and complexity. With Microsoft, admin time is lost having to manage a large, general-purpose operating system that contains a lot of code that is completely unrelated to virtualization.
Don’t reboot your data center every patch Tuesday!
Operating System-dependent hypervisors add risk, complexity and require more patching. Almost every “Update Tuesday” since the release of Hyper-V has included “important” or “critical” security updates to Windows Server that REQUIRED a REBOOT of the host!
# of Microsoft patches required to secure Hyper-V:
Microsoft’s approach to virtualization continues to be human-dependent and manual vs. the VMware SDDC’s software-defined “everything.” (compute, storage, network & management)
Lowest CapEx AND OpEx with VMware!
The VMware SDDC provides 49% more CapEx savings than Hardware Dependent Data Centers (HDDC) using commodity hardware and 32% when using branded hardware.*
Microsoft is still tied to a legacy HDDC model. The VMware SDDC can provide up to 31% more “real world” TOTAL COST savings over Microsoft** when customers leverage the benefits of vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM) + Virtual SAN (VSAN) + Network Virtualization (NSX) to reduce costs up front, while also reducing OpEx costs, risk and long-term management overhead.