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Save $14,970 on VMware ESX management

System Center Virtual Machine Manager is licensed per physical host — Hyper-V or VMware ESX — at a cost of $1497 each. Continue reading

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Nice writeup on Windows Server licensing

Licensing in a virtual environment can be confusing.  Here is a nice summary of how Windows Server is licensed and explains the differences between Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions. One thing I really appreciate about this article is that even … Continue reading

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Upgrading your management platform from the entry-level edition

Both VMware VirtualCenter and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) come in an entry-level edition for sites that are not yet at enterprise deployment levels.  VMware calls their offering Foundation and Microsoft’s is Workgroup Edition.  Similarly, both vendors also … Continue reading

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