Reading through the vSphere 5 Communities Licensing Thread, one is struck by some of the similarities between this debate and its associated heartburn and the heartburn and debate over how we pay taxes to the government. When it comes to taxes we have certain expectations as to how the system should work. Continue reading VMware vSphere 5 vRAM Pricing and Taxes
Watching VMware roll out vSphere was a bit surreal. VMware did a great job of explaining the mission of vSphere 5 (attack the next 60% – virtualize any application). VMware did a great job of positioning its cloud suite (vSphere 5 and all of the products announced along with it) as the suite of functionality needed to address that next 60% of un-virtualized workloads. In fact all of the analyst briefings that occurred before the actual launch focused upon these two elements as did the first 90% of the launch. And then… Continue reading Could the new vSphere vRAM Pricing Slow Down Virtualizing Business Critical Applications?