November 6, 2008

The Costs of Implementing Virtualization in the SME

Kurt Marko

While some hypervisors have become a free commodity, many enterprises still look to commercial versions to help manage a potentially chaotic virtualized environment.

Even as virtual server software has downscaled to more mainstream, pedestrian platforms, it has retained one premium characteristic: price. While virtualization promises to reduce hardware acquisition costs by consolidating multiple servers onto one physical box, until recently, this came at a steep price, often running thousands of dollars per machine in software licensing. Those days are ending.

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