Hypervisor comparison: VMware vs. Microsoft vs. Red Hat
By Brian Posey
Although VMware has long had the dominant enterprise-class hypervisor, it's not the only one on the market. Microsoft's Hyper-V is often a good alternative to VMware, as is Red Hat's KVM.
Each of these hypervisors offers an attractive set of features, but a feature-by-feature comparison may not always be the best starting point when selecting one. Prudent administrators should first consider the types of storage supported by the various hypervisors, as well as any available storage features. This article is meant to serve as a brief overview of the various approaches that some of the top hypervisor vendors take when it comes to storage.