The choice of the hypervisor that best meets business' needs is a great dilemma for companies when deploying a virtualization platform.
The best solution is not the same for all companies, it depends on the specific requirements in each case. If you need a simple virtualization platform, Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware ESXi free versions may be appropiate for you. They are two of the most popular hypervisors and they feature professional support and updates. On the other hand, Citrix XenServer has interesting advantages for Linux users.
There are other hypervisor platforms, such as oVirt, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, KVM, Nutanix Acropolis... but we'll talk about them in forthcoming posts. Today, we invite you to have a look at this article where you can find a comparison of Microsoft, Citrix and VMware solutions: