Rialtus (rialtus) wrote,

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Huge Microsoft virtualization news

This is a "drinking the Kool-Aid" type of email. If Microsoft's virtualization announcement today lives up to statements, it could end up having huge implications for many companies - enterprise and mid-sized.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager went RTM today
General availability in October 2008
New license (System Center Management Suite Enterprise license)
Priced at $860 per physical host
The license is on the physical host and includes unlimited VMs running on that host
Includes the following licenses
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007
System Center Configuration Manager 2007
System Center Operations Manager 2007
System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 Workgroup edition available January 2008
Manages up to five physical host servers and an unlimited number of virtual machines
Priced at $499
Future release (with Viridian)
In our next set of releases will be adding support for non-Windows virtualization environments – specifically VMWare and Xen
From a single console and a single command-line you will be able manage Virtual Server, Viridian, VMWare and Xen.
Tags: configuration manager, microsoft, news
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