Infrastructure // Cloud Infrastructure
News
5/20/2013
05:55 PM
Tom Spring
Tom Spring
Slideshows
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
Repost This

VMware Vs. Microsoft: 8 Cloud Battle Lines

How does the VMware vs. Microsoft cloud war stack up right now? We explore key areas.
Previous
7 of 9
Next


The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is already a headache for IT departments that don't support multiple platforms. As more services head to the cloud, what IT supports becomes a bigger deal. Can employees access cloud apps and services via their Android or iOS phone or tablet? Historically, VMware has been platform agnostic, where Microsoft has a track record of being less accommodating to non-Windows devices. The BYOD advantage goes to VMware when it comes to cloud service compatibility.

Image credit: VMware

RECOMMENDED READING:

VMware Hybrid Cloud Plans: Time For Amazon Answer

Amazon Expands Private Cloud-Like Options

Cloud Survey Has Warning For Amazon

Enterprise Data Centers: A Buyer's Market

Meeting The MSP/CSP Storage Challenge

How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing

Where Cloud Security Falls Short

Follow Feds To The Cloud

Google Strengthens Cloud Platform

Why IT Is Struggling To Build Private Clouds

Previous
7 of 9
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2014 Private Cloud Survey
2014 Private Cloud Survey
Respondents are on a roll: 53% brought their private clouds from concept to production in less than one year, and 60% ­extend their clouds across multiple datacenters. But expertise is scarce, with 51% saying acquiring skilled employees is a roadblock.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Elite 100 - 2014
Our InformationWeek Elite 100 issue -- our 26th ranking of technology innovators -- shines a spotlight on businesses that are succeeding because of their digital strategies. We take a close at look at the top five companies in this year's ranking and the eight winners of our Business Innovation awards, and offer 20 great ideas that you can use in your company. We also provide a ranked list of our Elite 100 innovators.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Audio Interviews
Archived Audio Interviews
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.