ramq wrote:sgifanatic wrote:ramq wrote:Systems consultant in IT - mainly in storage, hardware and virtualization.
That's interesting. I'm involved pretty heavily in virtualization also. Are you focused more on the server side or desktops (VDI)? Which Hypervisors do you typically employ?
Is there any other competitor than VMware?
No, seriously. Done large amounts of VMware ranging all the way back since 2.5 and touched Hyper-V in (very) small installations. I know only one customer running Xen. I mostly go for server virtualization and the biggest customer are running a couple of hundred virtual servers on NetApp storage via NFS.
Regarding VDI I have only done some (regular) VMware View installations, but the most interesting project was SunRay + VMware View.
Cool. But honestly I would have expected more diversity in Europe One customer running Xen? I guess people don't mind blowing the big bucks on ESX per proc licenses. I see several companies using Open Source Xen, a few (very few) with KVM implementations and a decent amount of Hyper-V too.
Was your VMware VDI protocol PCoIP or RDP? VideoOverIP is an interesting Hypervisor agnostic remoting protocol with multimonitor support and good performance (http://vdiworks.com/?q=videooverip) Don't know if you've used it.
Don't mean to hijack this thread with virtualization talk Just found it interesting that we are both working in the same area and wanted to compare notes.