According to a recent report from VPSHosting.com, Microsoft's Hyper-V, Parallels' Virtuozzo and VMware's ESX are among the elite virtualization platforms commonly used in VPS virtual server hosting plans.
The report said Microsoft Hyper-V is the best product for any Windows-based hosting plan, making it a naturally popular option for VPS servers because many companies choose Microsoft's familiar systems. The report added to that sentiment, calling Hyper-V easy to use and admonishing it for making the VPS feel like a dedicated server.
Virtuozzo made the report's list of elite virtualization platforms because of its convenience. According to the report, Virtuozzo is easy to use because it puts significant control in users' hands, allowing them to perform reboots and system startups without assistance from a technician.
For users seeking enterprise-class VPS hosting through a powerful and reliable service, VMware's ESX platform is the ideal solution, according to the report.
According to a recent TechTarget report, companies will need to seriously consider their strategies to update Microsoft systems. The report said a new service pack update to Windows Server 2008 could have a dramatic positive impact on Hyper-V, making it a critical patch to consider adopting.