VMware is Pricey, Esp. Compared to Xen on SLES
Apr 06, 2008, 12:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Ross
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"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