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VMware Vs. KVM: OpenStack Hypervisor Race Heats Up
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Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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12/22/2013 | 9:36:10 PM
Re: VMware realized threat posed by KVM
Exactly - these are actually two different business models. VMWare uses a kind of more traditional software business modle while KVM's pricing is more service/support oriented. We cannot simply say which one is better - it depends on the different needs from customer. 
samicksha
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samicksha,
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12/19/2013 | 4:45:53 AM
Re: VMware realized threat posed by KVM
You are right Li, VMWare was the only player in room, apart from this when i look towards VMware and KVM both offer similar functionality, I guess the cost is game changer here because VMware's pricing is built upon license, service and support fees while KVM's pricing is largely based on service and support.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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12/19/2013 | 4:03:46 AM
Re: VMware realized threat posed by KVM
The enterprise will not simply abandon the investment on VMWare/ESX. But KVM is indeed something to be worried about by VMWare. To embrace OpenStack, VMWare needs some adroid and agile move from both strategic and execution level. Hyper-V may not be a big piece of cake but VMWare needs to be cautious about KVM.
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cbabcock,
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12/18/2013 | 8:00:29 PM
VMware realized threat posed by KVM
At the end of August in 2011, I tried to explain why VMware should worry more about KVM than Hyper-V. http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/vmware-should-worry-more-about-red-hat/d/d-id/1099936?itc=edit_in_body_cross  Now Boris is explaining how VMware did worry about KVM and describes some of the adroit moves its made to hold its own with the development of OpenStack. Boris is pretty adroit also -- as a reformed VMware critic.  


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