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Simplify the Switch: Why Moving from VMware to Hyper V Makes Sense


Microsoft's Hyper V offers several reasons why you should move from VMware to Hyper V, making it a better and more economical choice for your enterprise.

When it comes to moving business data and operations to the cloud, many businesses and enterprises have decided that it's good to have expert help with their transition and with their ongoing cloud operations.

One place where expertise from a trusted partner comes into play is in deciding which hypervisor to use to manage and run a company's virtualization infrastructure so that those operations and related business data can be stored and used in the cloud.

Using Microsoft's Windows Server operating system platforms can offer several key advantages in this journey because Microsoft's Hyper V hypervisor can be used for free with Windows Server 2012 or 2016, saving thousands of dollars in software licensing costs compared to hypervisors from VMware and others.

So, what if a business is already using VMware for their virtualization tasks?

That's where a switch from Vmware to Hyper V really makes sense because it offers nearly all the capabilities of VMware ESXi, while also including tight integration and a clear migration path to Microsoft's Azure Cloud as well. That close connection with Azure can be a huge benefit to business IT operations as they expand their capabilities in the cloud. That native interoperability between Hyper V and Azure enables the agility and scale of public cloud while maintaining the security and compliance of private cloud.

To make the switch from VMware to Hyper V easier, 5nine offers its V2V Easy Converter Free Edition migration feature, which supports every Hyper V guest operating system, including the latest versions of Windows and Windows Server, along with numerous Linux and UNIX distributions.  Start with the 5nine V2V Easy Converter to streamline your migration project with non-intrusive conversions from VMware virtual machines to Hyper V virtual machines for free.

Some migrations will require the full version of the V2V Easy Converter feature, including conversions from VMware ESXi and Hyper V to Amazon AWS, as well as conversions to Azure virtual machines. The V2V Easy Converter also allows conversions to high-availability Hyper V virtual machines and migrates VMware to Hyper V up to 30 percent faster than similar tools from competitors.

V2V, which is optimized for production environments with its software-based and agentless design and which requires no expensive hardware appliances to run, works on all current versions of Windows and Windows Server, and migrates all Hyper V supported operating systems, including Linux and UNIX.

Combined with other 5nine management, monitoring, security and backup platforms, making the switch from VMware to Hyper V using V2V Easy Converter can be one of the smartest and most efficient strategies businesses can take to bolster their cloud and virtualization operations.


Article first appeared on 5nine

About the Author


Robert Corradini is a two-time Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP with over 20 years of experience managing cloud and datacenter technologies. He is currently the Director of Product Management at 5nine and focuses on bringing world-class cloud security and management solutions to market.

Published Wednesday, September 05, 2018 7:31 AM by David Marshall
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