For Microsoft, marketing future products has become somewhat of a habit over the years — if not a full-fledged addiction — and this latest campaign is no exception. “Ready now” is the claim:
…but exactly what is ready now? Certainly not the overhyped Hyper-V update coming with Windows Server 2012 — the great vSphere killer, some would have us believe. But even after Windows Server 2012 does finally ship in the coming weeks it will be far from a private cloud solution. As it turns out, the management tools required to build a cloud with Windows Server 2012 have yet to even enter beta. That’s a bit of a problem for customers that need to build a production cloud based on proven and mature technologies today.
Don’t believe the marketing hype — the Microsoft Private Cloud wasn’t ready then, and it isn’t ready now. For proven private, public, and hybrid cloud technologies that are in production today, trust VMware.