Simplify the Switch: Why Moving from VMware to Hyper V Makes Sense


Microsoft's Hyper V offers several reasons why you should move from VMware to Hyper-V, making it a better and more economical choice for your enterprise.

When it comes to moving business data and operations to the cloud, many businesses and enterprises have decided that it's good to have expert help with their transition and with their ongoing cloud operations.

One place where expertise from a trusted partner comes into play is in deciding which hypervisor to use to manage and run a company's virtualization infrastructure so that those operations and related business data can be stored and used in the cloud.

Using Microsoft's Windows Server operating system platforms can offer several key advantages in this journey because Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor can be used for free with Windows Server 2012 or 2016, saving thousands of dollars in software licensing costs compared to hypervisors from VMware and others.

But what if a business is already using VMware for their virtualization tasks?

That's where a switch from VMware to Hyper-V really makes sense. It offers nearly all the capabilities of VMware ESXi while also including tight integration and a clear migration path to Microsoft Azure. That close connection with Azure can be a huge benefit to business IT operations as they expand their capabilities in the cloud. That native interoperability between Hyper-V and Azure enables the agility and scale of the public cloud while maintaining the security and compliance of the private cloud.

To make the switch from VMware to Hyper V efficient, 5nine offers its Cloud Migration Free Edition feature, which supports every Hyper-V guest operating system, including the latest versions of Windows and Windows Server, along with numerous Linux and UNIX distributions.  Start with 5nine Cloud Migration to streamline your cloud transition with non-intrusive conversions from VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V virtual machines for free.

Read More: If you’re experiencing any of the five SCVMM challenges outlined in this guide, it may be time to switch to another management platform.

Some migrations will require the full version of 5nine Cloud Migration which offers conversions from VMware ESXi and Hyper-V to Amazon AWS, as well as conversions to Azure virtual machines. 5nine Cloud Migration also allows conversions to high-availability Hyper-V virtual machines and migrates VMware to Hyper-V up to 30 percent faster than similar tools from competitors.

Cloud Migration, which optimizes production environments with its software-based and agentless design and which requires no expensive hardware appliances to run, works on all current versions of Windows and Windows Server. It also migrates all Hyper-V supported operating systems, including Linux and UNIX.

Making the switch from VMware to Hyper-V using 5nine Cloud Migration can be one of the smartest and most efficient strategies a business can take to bolster its cloud and virtualization operations. Contact us today or download a free version of 5nine Cloud Migration and get a taste of a pain-free transition to a cloud environment of your choice. 

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Maria Talley

Maria Talley

Maria is a strategic marketer who brings over a decade of digital marketing experience to 5nine. As a software industry insider, she brings a fresh voice and insight into content development projects at 5nine. Maria enjoys making complex topics accessible and engaging to various audiences by addressing their pain points and tailoring solutions that help IT professionals optimize and streamline their business processes.

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