Are you a Hyper-V user looking to make an entrance into the world of VMware vSphere? Perhaps you’re a VMware administrator trying to take on some Hyper-V? Whatever the situation, you’ll need to know the differences between, the similarities between, and the capabilities of each platform. Here is your guide. 

The Size of Your Organization is No Longer a Determining Factor 

VMware vSphere Versus Microsoft Hyper-V

VMware performanceOnce upon a time, Microsoft developed and marketed Hyper-V to the small business, while vSphere was primarily designed and sold to the enterprise and other large organizations. This is no longer the case. Hyper-V is now easily scalable for larger organizations, while vSphere is just as comfortable in the small biz as it is in the sprawling corporation. 

vSphere is Lighter Weight for the Capabilities it Offers 

One area where vSphere clearly surpasses Hyper-V is that, like many of Microsoft’s products, Hyper-V carries a large footprint, whereas vSphere is lightweight. While both systems offer impressively high availability (which is always the goal of virtualization) the latest version of vSphere packs a healthy punch for its weight class. 

vSphere also offers some features that aren’t yet offered in Hyper-V. 

VMware vSphere is scalable up to 64 hosts per cluster, which is twice what it used to be at 32 hosts per cluster. A vSphere cluster is able to handle as many as 8,000 virtual machines, which is twice the number it used to be capable of. A single vSphere host can manage as many as 1,000 virtual machines, and each host is able to support as many as 480 physical CPUs and 12 TB of RAM. Comparatively, Hyper-V is able to support 320 logical processors and just 4 TB or RAM. A single Hyper-V server is capable of hosting 1,024 virtual machines. 

vSphere Now Offers Excellent Security Capabilities

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VMware performanceThe latest version of vSphere also allows you to manage password complexity rules for a host within the cluster, and to manage the number of login attempts allowed when an incorrect password is entered. Hyper-V still manages these and other security issues within Active Directory. 

VMware also upped their game in terms of the new guest operating systems that it provides official support for. The latest operating systems include:

  • Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 3
  • Asianux 4 SP4
  • Solaris 11.2
  • Ubuntu 12.04.5
  • Ubuntu 14.04.1
  • Oracle Linux 7
  • FreeBSD 9.3
  • Mac OS X 10.10

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Use Case - Tamper-resistant Clinical Trials


Blockchain PoCs were unsuccessful due to complexity and lack of developers.

Still the goal of data immutability as well as client verification is a crucial. Furthermore, the system needs to be easy to use and operate (allowing backup, maintenance windows aso.).


immudb is running in different datacenters across the globe. All clinical trial information is stored in immudb either as transactions or the pdf documents as a whole.

Having that single source of truth with versioned, timestamped, and cryptographically verifiable records, enables a whole new way of transparency and trust.

Use Case - Finance


Store the source data, the decision and the rule base for financial support from governments timestamped, verifiable.

A very important functionality is the ability to compare the historic decision (based on the past rulebase) with the rulebase at a different date. Fully cryptographic verifiable Time Travel queries are required to be able to achieve that comparison.


While the source data, rulebase and the documented decision are stored in verifiable Blobs in immudb, the transaction is stored using the relational layer of immudb.

That allows the use of immudb’s time travel capabilities to retrieve verified historic data and recalculate with the most recent rulebase.

Use Case - eCommerce and NFT marketplace


No matter if it’s an eCommerce platform or NFT marketplace, the goals are similar:

  • High amount of transactions (potentially millions a second)
  • Ability to read and write multiple records within one transaction
  • prevent overwrite or updates on transactions
  • comply with regulations (PCI, GDPR, …)


immudb is typically scaled out using Hyperscaler (i. e. AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure) distributed across the Globe. Auditors are also distributed to track the verification proof over time. Additionally, the shop or marketplace applications store immudb cryptographic state information. That high level of integrity and tamper-evidence while maintaining a very high transaction speed is key for companies to chose immudb.

Use Case - IoT Sensor Data


IoT sensor data received by devices collecting environment data needs to be stored locally in a cryptographically verifiable manner until the data is transferred to a central datacenter. The data integrity needs to be verifiable at any given point in time and while in transit.


immudb runs embedded on the IoT device itself and is consistently audited by external probes. The data transfer to audit is minimal and works even with minimum bandwidth and unreliable connections.

Whenever the IoT devices are connected to a high bandwidth, the data transfer happens to a data center (large immudb deployment) and the source and destination date integrity is fully verified.

Use Case - DevOps Evidence


CI/CD and application build logs need to be stored auditable and tamper-evident.
A very high Performance is required as the system should not slow down any build process.
Scalability is key as billions of artifacts are expected within the next years.
Next to a possibility of integrity validation, data needs to be retrievable by pipeline job id or digital asset checksum.


As part of the CI/CD audit functionality, data is stored within immudb using the Key/Value functionality. Key is either the CI/CD job id (i. e. Jenkins or GitLab) or the checksum of the resulting build or container image.

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