Comparison of virtualization solutions

The world of virtualization is changing rapidly. Less than a year ago there was no such thing as a ‘free hypervizor’. Now all major players on the virtualization field offer a free version. There is no such thing as a free lunch. This is also true for virtualization. Advanced options still need to be paid for.

I will try to produce a freature and cost overview of the various solutions available.

Feature overview Citrix XenServer versus VMware ESXi

Both products are free.

Overview of Citrix XenServer and VMware ESXi

Overview of Citrix XenServer and VMware ESXi

 

VMware free ESXi and paid ESX licenses feature overview

 esx_esxi_compare

Cost overview VMware ESX versus Hyper-V R1, Citrix XenServer, Virtual Iron

source VMware

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/technology/vmware_cost_comparison_chart.pdf

costs-vmwareesx-versus-hyper-v

 

VMware Competitive Resource Center  http://www.vmware.com/technology/whyvmware/resources.html

Price overview for SMB’s. Hyper-V versus VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi vs Microsoft Hyper-V: which one is better for SMBs? http://www.virtualization.info/2008/07/vmware-esxi-vs-microsoft-hyper-v-which.html

Apples, Oranges, and Hypervisor Price Comparisons http://dcsblog.burtongroup.com/data_center_strategies/2008/08/apples-oranges.html

IT 2.0 Main Blog ESX 3.5i for free and the impact on Hyper-V and the SMB (my thoughts on Mike’s post)       http://it20.info/blogs/main/archive/2008/08/05/135.aspx

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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