Microsoft Scores Virtualization Win Over VMware

As it aggressively promotes its Hyper-V virtualization platform, Microsoft has made cost a central selling point. Put simply, Microsoft boasts that it can deliver a superior solution at a lower cost than rival VMware.

That message resonated with CH2M Hill, a large, privately held engineering firm based near Denver. After a longstanding relationship with VMware, CH2M Hill scrapped the company’s ESX hypervisor technology in favor of Microsoft’s Hyper-V platform. Datamation has the story.

Microsoft is touting engineering giant CH2M Hill as its latest example of how its Hyper-V virtualization platform is beating out VMware.

Privately held CH2M Hill has been working on cost-cutting initiatives, including server virtualization, since before the economy began to tank in 2007, according to a Microsoft statement released Wednesday.

Read the full story at Datamation:

Microsoft Virtualization Beats VMware at CH2M Hill

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