Folks building private clouds often go with what they know, and when it comes to virtual infrastructure what they know is usually VMware. And when it comes to VMware private clouds, vSphere is the way to go.
But vSphere and VMware pricing until recently didn't live up to the sterling reputations of the company's products. Product licensing was based on a rather bizarre approach that charges based on how much memory the tool used. Weird and complicated? Yes. Costly? For sure.
At the recent VMworld in Las Vegas it was a new product or a nice zinger that drew applause during a company keynote. It was the end of memory-based pricing and a return to CPU-based pricing.
For an analysis as to why RAM-based pricing was so bad, check out this blog.
Posted by Doug Barney on 10/02/2012 at 12:47 PM
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