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Has the virtualization price war begun?

Posted by Gerben on 23/2/2008

Patrick O’Rourke from the Windows Virtualization Team Blog noticed that The Yankee Group published a new report detailing about the pricing benifits customers will experience with the increasing competition in the virtualization business. Great timing by The Yankee Group publishing the report on the evening before VMworld Europe in Cannes.

In short the report shows the differences in costs between the different vendors of virtualization software and more important the consequences these differences in costs have on the decision makers when it comes to choose the one or the other. The report tells the story of some customers who choose in favour of VMware’s competitors based on the cost aspect. VMware still is the market leader with the greatest penetration in the market, but will it be able to keep this position?

read more at The Windows Virtualization Team Blog

Check for more Blogging from Cannes!


One Response to “Has the virtualization price war begun?”

  1. (no name) said

    Unfortunately there were errors in the Yankee Group report. The cost calculations in particular were not accurate.

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