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VMware Never Said Virtualization Was Easy; Google+ Pains


Remember when virtualization was the hot young technology that none of the old codgers in your company knew about and you were the smart hotshot that explained it to them? That was about four years ago, and no one knows better than VMware that those days are never coming back. IT pros had the early, sweet wins with server virtualization. Now you’re into the hard part, reworking your IT teams and provisioning just enough resources, but not too much, to keep your highly-virtualized data center running smoothly for the business folks. Your ability to throw a lot of memory at this second problem, without any cost penalty from VMware, wasn’t a situation that could last forever, as InformationWeek.com’s Charles Babcock points out today in his expert analysis of continuing gripes surrounding VMware’s recently announced pricing changes.

Microsoft and Oracle have pulled worse stunts with surprise customer audits, Babcock points out. That doesn’t mean that IT directors like Jonathan Feldman will like the price change very much. "Enterprise IT is from Venus; software vendors are from Mars," quips Feldman.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, VMware Never Said Virtualization Was Easy; Google+ Pains- InformationWeek


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