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off-topic: thoughts on Hyper-V
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I apologize for the off-topic post, but I find this an excellent resource for Higher Ed folks, and can’t seem to find a more appropriate/engaged mailing list for this topic in higher-ed and thought maybe some people would have some thoughts they could share off-line via direct email.
We’re basically looking at moving to a new data center and are debating Citrix vs VM-Ware vs Microsoft Hyper-V. We’re not doing anything too crazy (ie, not running redundant clusters across a WAN, etc..) and it seems like any of these 3 could meet our needs from a functionality perspective. Basically we need a some servers and some disk. We haven’t dove into the pricing too deep yet but at first glance, with the discounts we get from Microsoft because of our HigherED licensing, it seems much cheaper.
I know I saw a lot of higher ed institutions move to Forefront for AV, and this seems like another one of those areas, where the discounts given by Microsoft make it worth looking at, even if it’s not the #1 player in the market. I could see where if we had a significant investment in one or the other that would factor in, but where our switching costs are low because we’re essentially starting new, I thought I’d check here for any advice/warnings/gotchas
Again, I apologize for the off-topic post, and please reply directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any follow-up. Any feedback is much appreciated.