Though the cost of implementing virtualization solutions can range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands depending on the needs of the company, return on that investment is typically swift. “The benefits are absolutely immediate — that is one of the reasons there is so much hype about it,” said Mike Grandinetti, chief marketing officer of Virtual Iron Software.
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Europeans don’t care for virtualisation >>
For the first time, a majority of US companies is aware of, piloting or implementing virtualisation. But in Europe, while more companies are aware of the technology, indifference also appears to be growing.
VMware Introduces New Virtualization Management Bundle >>>
VMware, Inc., a provider of virtual infrastructure software, today announced a new bundle designed to provide Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) using the free VMware Server with a way to manage their virtual infrastructure which includes VirtualCenter for VMware Server with enterprise-class support from VMware for $1,500. VMware Server, is a hosted virtualization product for Linux and Windows servers that enables users to partition a physical server into multiple virtual machines.
With VMware VirtualCenter for VMware Server, users can benefit from Centralized Management that enables monitoring of virtual machines and hosts from a single interface, including the ability to set up alerts via email or predefine actions based on thresholds such as CPU utilization, Rapid Server Provisioning that reduces time required to provision a server from hours or days down to minutes and provides pre-configured templates.
“VMware has always believed that virtualization is useful for companies of all sizes from the largest enterprise down to SMBs,” said Ben Matheson, Director of product management for SMBs at VMware. “We believe this new bundle will create an on-ramp for SMBs to virtualize their environments with a cost-effective, feature-rich management suite that provides tangible benefits, including lower costs and increased responsiveness to business needs.”
VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced that Linux Magazine named VMware to its 20 Companies to Watch in 2007 list.
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