JP Vossen on 28 Jul 2008 13:26:43 -0700

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[PLUG] IT: VMware ESXi Available For Free Starting Today
IT: VMware ESXi Available For Free Starting Today
Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Monday July 28, @02:52PM
from the free-always-sounds-better dept.
Operating Systems
Mierdaan writes "VMware's bare-metal hypervisor is available for free 
starting today. ESXi, which can either be installed or run from an 
embedded device available in certain servers, has a 32MB footprint and 
gives small businesses an easy way to get into the virtualization world, 
with easy upgrade paths to enterprise-level features such as (H)igh 
(A)vailability and (D)istributed (R)esource (S)cheduler. ESXi runs on 
most any hardware with a server-class disk controller, and previously 
retailed for $495. VMware is obviously shooting to prevent Microsoft's 
Hyper-V technology from gaining a foothold in the marketplace."

JP Vossen, CISSP            |:::======|        jp{at}jpsdomain{dot}org
My Account, My Opinions     |=========|
"Microsoft Tax" = the additional hardware & yearly fees for the add-on
software required to protect Windows from its own poorly designed and
implemented self, while the overhead incidentally flattens Moore's Law.
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