That technology companies wage marketing wars is nothing new. Microsoft vs. Apple, Intel vs. AMD… the list goes on. The virtualization market hasn’t been affected by the FUD bug, largely because the market is viewed as VMware and everyone else.
But now that Microsoft has entered the picture, are we witnessing the first nasty salvos? Windows Server Hyper-V’s Principal Group Program Manager, Jeff Woolsey, seems to think so. He writes in the Microsoft Virtualization Team Blog:
Out on the web, there’s an “anonymous” video purporting to show a Hyper-V crash. When I heard, I was surprised and immediately wanted to know more. I haven’t heard of any such incidents with Hyper-V and the Hyper-V R1 release has been incredibly stable and reliable. So, what did I find?
Here’s that video:
After a little investigating, he discovers the identity of the not-so-anonymous poster: Scott Drummonds, VMware Product Marketing.