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VMware Workstation: The perfect staging tool.

Nov 21, 2011, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

[ Thanks to Ken Hess for this link. ]

"You see, like many of you, I have a very limited budget for additional hardware–especially hardware that can run OSs like VMware's ESX and ESXi, XenServer, Windows 8, Windows Server and Solaris. I would need my very own data center teeming with systems whirring, clicking and blinking about. That's what one-fourth of my garage does now–houses a few systems on which I research topics, test software and use as fodder for articles and posts. They exist much to my wife's chagrin. And, she does a lot of chagrinning when she opens the electric bill on particularly busy months.

"WS prevents a lot of the angst associated with my wife, the electric bill and the pile o' hardware accumulating in the garage (data center). It also prevents me from having to invest a lot of money into ever-depreciating computer hardware that I can't afford in the first place.

"But, what do I mean by perfect staging tool?"

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