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Simon Crosby, CTO  XenSource

I agree, virtualization is so useful it's priceless. I happen to think that even at $6K per server, VMware offers good ROI. However the key watchword is "affordable". A fancy yacht may be priceless, but I still can't afford to buy one. XenSource is working to fix that problem: XenEnterprise for Windows and Linux, at about 20% of the ESX price, and equal or better performance, is outstanding *value*. Then there's the entirely free (4 VM limit) XenExpress for Windows and Linux that many of our customers use in production. Click on my name below to download...

For virtualization to be broadly adopted, affordability is key.

Simon

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