BizTalk Development Virtualization Models

Here’s the list of comparative factors between the two Development Virtualization Models discussed:

A)    Local Virtualized Machine loaded on the developer’s Computer, using technologies such as VM Ware Workstation.

B)    Hosted Machine, where developers remote into the servers and work remotely.

 
 

  

(A)  Local Virtual Machine

(B)  Hosted Machine

Ram upgrade required

Yes (min 4GB for VM)

N/A (min 4GB)

Hard Drive upgrade required

Yes(min 40GB for virtual disk)

N/A (min 40 GB)

Can develop offline

Yes

No

Can developer take snapshots

Yes

No

Server Team management

No

Yes

Can developer mount ISO

Yes

No

Backed up

No

Yes

Centralized

No

Yes

Cost

Hardware Upgrade

Server Hardware Maintenance