In the world of cloud computing, there is no other software solution that has had as much success as Microsoft's Morpheus. When Google first launched its own private cloud initiative, many people were skeptical that it would gain traction. However, it has quickly gained traction, proving to be a great way to separate your business from your operating system. This is because Microsoft's software allows you to run any operating system in your virtual environment without the expense of purchasing a new computer or having to learn a new OS.
What makes Morpheus so appealing is its ability to allow you to run any virtual machine on any operating system that you already own. This is a huge advantage over Google's VPS platform. For instance, if you own Windows operating systems, you can use them to run your virtual machines, but what about if you are using Linux? Since Linux can not natively run on Windows, and since most people do not use it on their current operating systems anyway, you would lose a lot of potential functionality if you had to switch to a new OS. With vCloud Director though, you can easily configure your existing instances to use the same cloud integration as your virtual machines.
Furthermore, the flexibility in setting up and provisioning servers and pods makes it ideal for applications like VDI. In other words, if you were already using Google's infrastructure to run some VDI workloads, you can simply configure your VDI workloads on Morpheus so that you do not need to spend additional money on VDI hosting. Given the fact that Google recently acquired ZaaZoom (a web-based management tool for managing multiple VDI workloads) and Nodamee, it appears that Microsoft is readying itself to provide cloud integrations that are similar to those offered by ZaaZoom and Nodamee.