Posts Tagged ‘Pricing’

Microsoft focus on features and marketing talk; delivery a secondary objective

November 15th, 2008

Looking for the SCVMM 2008 management pack? It doesnt exist much to the contrary of the documentation. Microsoft marketing is five steps ahead of the development team. That’s old news.

I’m so glad I’m not a Microsoft virtualization customer. What a let down it must be at times. Want to put Hyper-V and VMware pricing head to head? This is what you get. These are the soft details price comparisons don’t reveal. This is what Microsoft isn’t going to openly admit at the booth. For my dollar, today’s innovative features are what count.

Anyway, that’s quite enough press for Microsoft on my blog. Read the rest at VCritical.

VI3 Pricing, Packaging, and Licensing Overview

October 30th, 2008

I hadn’t seen this VMware document before and I suspect it was created recently.  Thanks to Roger Lund, a Minnesota local, for bringing it to my attention over at his blog article entitled ESXi Free or Licensed? 

It’s a ten page .PDF that covers, you guessed it, VI3 pricing, packaging, and licensing, a topic that can be somewhat intimidating particularly for those who are new to VMware products or perhaps those that have been brainwashed by Microsoft’s virtualization marketing campaigns.  Sorry, I won’t give Microsoft the benefit of linking to what it is that I’m referencing.

Page four contains a modified version of the VI3 components and pricing chart I like to reference so much.  Before reading this document word for word, the chart on page four might be the best place to start.