Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 07:46 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes VMware, an EMC subsidiary whose software lets multiple operating systems run on the same computer, is expected to announce next week that it will begin giving away one of its key products for free, CNET News.com has learned.
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RE[2]: GSX vs ESX
by Larz on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 18:40 UTC in reply to "GSX vs ESX"
Larz
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2006-01-04

To me it seems that GSX and Workstation each occupies their own niche (enterprise class virtualization vs. test/development setups), whereas ESX is caught somewhere in the middle.

ESX is meant for "departmental virtualization", which probably translates too server consolidation in smaller environments. I wonder how much virtualization has actually caught on in these environments, as ESX is still a fairly complex and pricey product for a SMB.

Add Xen and Microsoft to the mix, and they probably had to do someting.

It will be interesting to follow the virtualization battle....

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RE[3]: GSX vs ESX
by mlb2000 on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 19:45 in reply to "RE[2]: GSX vs ESX"
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2005-09-07

No. ESX is the big boy at the VMware product line up party, not GSX.

ESX provides mainframe class partioning on commodity Intel kit.

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RE[4]: GSX vs ESX
by Larz on Sat 4th Feb 2006 00:49 in reply to "RE[3]: GSX vs ESX"
Larz Member since:
2006-01-04

Yup - I mixed up on product names.

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