This is a very interesting video on VMware (Scott Drummonds – Technical Marketing Manager of VMware Performance Group) and Citrix ( Simon Crosby – Citrix CTO) debating hypervisor performance at the Burton Group Catalyst Conference last week.
Here is a little more description on the debate from the Burton Group:
For the past 2 years, Citrix and VMware have used the blogosphere as their virtual sparring ground for a debate on hypervisor performance. While each vendor has contributed a wealth of information on virtual infrastructure performance to the online community, both continue to passionately disagree on how their respective hypervisors stand up to enterprise-class production workloads, as well as how best to measure performance in virtual environments. In this debate, VMware and Citrix have offered their most knowledgeable and passionate voices in the realm of virtual infrastructure performance: Simon Crosby (CTO – Citrix) and Scott Drummonds (Manager, Technical Marketing VMware).