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VMware is Pricey, Esp. Compared to Xen on SLES

Apr 06, 2008, 12:00 (5 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ross Brunson for this link. ]

"Let me begin by saying: I'm not a VMware pricing expert--so if any of you who read this can correct me, please do. However, today I happened across an article at Forbes.com which caught my attention and described the wonderful benefits of virtualization. The article was really mostly about VMware which is the most common virtualization technology in use today, but towards the end of the article they started talking about how pricey VMware is.

"While virtualization has become a must-have technology for companies, it's not cheap. VMware, which serves about 85% of the large enterprise market, sells virtualization software packages that range from $995 to $5,750 for every two processors in a server..."

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