This week, we want to spread the word about the advantages of VMware’s vSphere over Microsoft’s Hyper-V. vSphere is preferable to Hyper-V because it is more modern and built to last throughout the future, is associated with a lower total cost of ownership, is more reliable, and has the capability to virtualize entire data centers.
This weeks contest is Win an Xbox: See Why It’s the Only Microsoft Product Worth Learning. We have crafted 28 tasks centered around revealing why VMware’s vSphere is superior to Microsoft’s Hyper-V. Of those 28 tasks, 12 are sharing-oriented; we want to help inform professionals of the real benefits of using vSphere over Hyper-V. The remaining 16 tasks are more technical and included in the Tech VM badge, requiring you to review resources about vSphere and its advantages over Hyper-V.
When you complete a task on the list below, you will be entered once into the drawing to win an Xbox 360. Completing more tasks on the list means you will be entered into the drawing more times, increasing your chances of winning the Xbox.
If you complete all 28 tasks before the contest ends, you can submit this task as completed: Task 550: Contest task: Win an Xbox: See Why It's the Only Microsoft Product Worth Learning. As a reward for your dedication and demonstrated desire to learn and share your knowledge with others, those who complete all 28 tasks and submit Task 550 will be entered into the drawing 5 additional times.
Please feel free to reference Task 550 at any point throughout the contest, as it contains most of this information in its description. The contest ends on July 1st (extended from June 17th), so get cracking!
Here are the tasks included in the Win an Xbox: See Why It’s the Only Microsoft Product Worth Learning contest:
- Task 521: Share VMware’s “Built for the Future” video on Twitter
- Task 522: Share VMware’s “Total Cost of Ownership” video on Twitter
- Task 523: Share VMware’s “Maximum Uptime” video on Twitter
- Task 524: Share VMware’s “Virtualize Everything" video on Twitter
- Task 525: Share VMware’s “Built for the Future” video on Facebook
- Task 526: Share VMware’s “Total Cost of Ownership” video on Facebook
- Task 527: Share VMware’s “Maximum Uptime” video on Facebook
- Task 528: Share VMware’s “Virtualize Everything" video on Facebook
- Task 529: Share VMware’s “Built for the Future” video on your blog
- Task 530: Share VMware’s “Total Cost of Ownership” video on your blog
- Task 531: Share VMware’s “Maximum Uptime” video on your blog
- Task 532: Share VMware’s “Virtualize Everything” video on your blog
- Task 534: Learn the differences between Microsoft’s Hyper-V 3 and VMware’s vSphere 5.1
- Task 535: Read the post “vSphere with Operations Management—Raising the Bar for Integrated Cloud Management”
- Task 536: Read a white paper on the high costs of using Hyper-V over vSphere
- Task 537: Read the post: “Flawed Logic Behind Microsoft’s Virtualization and Private Cloud Cost Comparisons”
- Task 538: Read the paper “Total Cost Comparison: VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft Hyper-V”
- Task 539: Read the paper “Virtualization Performance: VMware vSphere vs Microsoft Hyper-V”
- Task 540: Learn more about how VMware vSphere Hypervisor is more reliable than Microsoft Hyper-V
- Task 541: Read “Review: VMware vSphere 5.1 looms large”
- Task 542: Get the Facts: Learn the truth about the difference between VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V
- Task 543: Learn how to manage vSphere 5.1
- Task 544: Read “Hyper-V and VMware vSphere Architectures: Pros and Cons”
- Task 545: Read “The Top Four Hyper-V Virtualization Problems that Plague Admins”
- Task 546: Read the white paper “Hyper-V vs. vSphere: Understanding the differences”
- Task 547: Read the white paper “VMware vSphere Vs. Microsoft Hyper-V: A Technical Analysis”
- Task 548: Read the blog post “Five Reasons Why VMware Virtualization is Better than Microsoft Hyper-V”
- Task 549: Learn the advantages of vSphere over all other hypervisor systems
Don’t forget that completing these tasks will also help you earn more CloudCred points. Good luck to everyone, and keep building your CloudCred!