Wednesday, April 05, 2006

MS and VmWare

I was so excited to see posts about how MS is planning to give away Virtual Server for free. I was reminising how things have changed. 7 yeras ago people were paying huge sums of money for VmWare's properietary virtualization system. Of course there was value (great value according to me) in buying such software. 3 years ago when I first tried Xen and tried to convince our VP of Engg. to adopt it, I fell flat on my face when qquestions regarding its maturity were asked. And see how things have changed now. Xen is bundled by default with Redhat. Vmware is giving away its GSX server for free while MS is also generating similar noises. It is indeed a boon to live in exciting times.

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