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VMware GSX not really meant for production? Sure it is!



I think this news is kind of confusing or atleast talks about a bit of confusion. Anyways as new customers and existing customers, my advice will be

  • VMware's GSX server is a great product, it's just getting free. It still remains a good solid product.
  • GSX (and then the later renamed Virtual Server) will remain for a lot of purposes like QA, Development, Testing.
  • ESX is superior than GSX as it runs closer on the bare metal, so if you expect better (or near HW ) performance, you know what to go for.
  • Sure Microsoft and Xensource are trying to catch up but to you your good and healthy GSX server in production is your concern. And moving to ESX from here is a recommended path anyways (I'd advice it even if VMware's GSX server wasn't being freed)
  • Don't forget that you have a World class virtualization product in house, no other product can replace it.
  • Please don't let any FUD bother you. If you didn't have it , it wasn't yours either.
  • Even if you continue to use the GSX, you'll have full support so don't worry!

Cheers and Virtualize right now!!!

Tarry

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