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Re: [SLE] xen versu vmware
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 01:21:34 +0200
  • Message-id: <4450007E.2010603@xxxxxxx>
Ken Schneider wrote:
On Wed, 2006-04-26 at 12:09 +0200, Joachim Schrod wrote:
Jerry Feldman wrote:
> Take a look at Virtual Iron. They are working with Xen.
> http://www.virtualiron.com/

In addition, they should provide technical information and data sheets without the need to sign up with address and personal information. They are not established enough to play such silly games.

Then do what I did and enter false information, You will still get the
info.

I.e., I shall engage in playing silly games, too.
I might do so, if I would have information that their product is really worth it, by 3rd party recommendations that come from practical experiences and not just from reading some white papers. That's the sense of "established enough" that I mentioned above.

See, I'm the CEO of an IT consulting company. It is my opinion that a business _must_ tell its potential customers what it can deliver -- after all, we want to sell something that's good, so why shouldn't we publically tell about it? I prefer to do business with companies that have similar behaviour. E.g., there is VMware who are well-behaving business partners, with an excellent product, good service, and reasonable prices. There is also Virtuozzo, for hosting and data center solutions. (OpenVZ if you want to go the Open Source route, though without service contracts.) For the low end, there is Xen, as part of SUSE. And now Virtual Iron appears in that niche market; an additonal add-on solution, combined with a worse business attitude than their competitors. Well, they must be much much better to spawn lots of interest. Shying potential customers away is not good business sense; that's a truism I learned to appreciate in the 15+ years that I'm leading companies. I wish all the luck to Virtual Iron as a company, they will need it.

Joachim

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