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Re: [SLE] xen versu vmware
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:09:36 +0200
  • Message-id: <444F46E0.4070609@xxxxxxx>
Jerry Feldman wrote:
On Tuesday 25 April 2006 9:26 am, Joachim Schrod wrote:

You're right; that's why I proposed to use Xen for servers. :-)

It is quite clear that Xen is not a replacement for VMware. For example,
I have roughly 20-30 VMware instances on my personal system (various
customer environments, test installations of other operating systems,
development/compile environments, test environments, etc.) But I have
only two or three Xen servers; and none of them for interactive usage.
Nevertheless, they are much more lightweight than VMware is.
Take a look at Virtual Iron. They are working with Xen.
http://www.virtualiron.com/

Yes, that might be an interesting solution -- if they would give out more information. But at least they need to support Windows (announced for Sep 06, but surely some issues need to be shaken out), and also other operating systems like Solaris and BSDs.

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. Look at the form that one should fill out just to get information about their products, and compare that with VMware's site -- Virtual Iron has a some way to go before they get me as customer. For example, their Web site did not provide any information about snapshot and cloning capabilities (which are essential for me), only some trademarked terms about capabilities that are not explained at all.

From a first glance, they address more the workload issues of data centers, and not testing environments.

Joachim

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