Virtual Server 2005; no threat to VMware say analysts

Summary:There is some consensus among analysts that VMWare is not threatened by Microsoft's new Virtual Server. While it costs less than VMware's server virtualization products, it doesn't officially support operating systems other than Windows, such as Linux.

There is some consensus among analysts that VMWare is not threatened by Microsoft's new Virtual Server. While it costs less than VMware's server virtualization products, it doesn't officially support operating systems other than Windows, such as Linux. Forrester's Frank Gillett says that as a result, companies should consider using VMware and Virtual Server, and let application requirements, price, and overall value rule. "Firms shouldn't get suckered into a feature function and pricing shootout

Topics: Virtualization

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Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer. Previously, he held research analyst positions in the IT industry and was the manager of marketing editorial at CBS Interactive. He's been contributing to ZDNet since 2003. Christopher received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at U... Full Bio

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