Sometimes, being the better man means standing strong and silent. Sometimes, it means saying nothing while being poked and prodded, but then secretly putting Nair® in their shampoo. And sometimes, it means continuing to take the high road while throwing a few professional punches with a website launch.
The new “Get the Facts” website section released last week by VMware, is Microsoft’s biggest competitors way of saying, ‘Enough is Enough’. VMware’s Lemon Head approach to Microsoft’s history of accusations and recent marketing efforts, is sweet on the outside but packed with a sour PUNCH!
“When it comes to virtualization and cloud infrastructure, VMware’s competitors are playing catch-up, often making bold unsubstantiated claims. Check out the facts for yourself and learn how Microsoft’s marketing fluff falls short of reality” to quote the new section’s intro paragraph.
Kevin McLaughlin, in his recent post, gives a brief overview of the most popular arguments from each company:
“In addition to touting its vMotion live migration feature as five times faster than Microsoft’s, VMware kicks sand at the software giant’s latest server virtualization update. “Hyper-V R3 will still fall short of vSphere 5 in critical areas like virtual security, storage management and business continuity,” VMware says on the website.
One of Microsoft’s favorite arguments is that its System Center server management platform can handle VMware hypervisors, while VMware does not have a corresponding capability.
In VMware’s view, System Center lacks the ability to manage vSphere hosts, clusters or resource pools and also falls short when it comes to provisioning storage and networking.
That’s not all: “System Center Virtual Machine Manager requires vCenter Server to manage vSphere environments, resulting in redundant cost and more complex processes,” according to the VMware website.”
I for one love the fact that VMware stood up against Microsoft in this way. Not because I am pro-VMware, but because frankly, this kind of competitive combat will always be the name of the game. People love competitor product comparisons and they want to be convinced why one is better than the other. So be creative, be cunning, and start placing those punches instead of dancing around the ring!