CiRBA Releases Tool for Comparing VMware and Hyper-V

Product helps companies assess the possible impacts of adopting either hypervisor

CiRBA Inc. this week released "packaged analysis templates" to help companies compare the effects of transitioning to either Hyper-V or VMware virtualization.

The analysis templates are based each platform's Rulesets, as well as with the product's own analysis capabilities, the company said. The analysis templates assess the possible long-term impacts of either hypervisor on a specific company's environment. CiRBA describes the tool's analysis as "cross-platform and multi-dimensional" that uses empirical, vendor-neutral data.

According to a press release, the tool can help companies determine the impact each hypervisor will have based on their support level for live workload migration, "their ability to share memory between" virtual machines, and their "different per-guest maximum resource configurations."

"Without this kind of analysis, organizations may be making decisions based on political drivers, existing vendor relationships, or perceived functional or performance advantages," said CirBA CTO and Co-Founder Andrew Hillier in a prepared statement. "The reality is that each of these solutions may have an advantage over the other when considering all of the constraints in an environment."

For more information, go to http://www.cirba.com.

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