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Webhosting provider choose XenSource over VMware



Alex Barrett from TechTarget reporting...

Why not VMware?

Why did Putegnat choose XenSource over more established options like VMware or Microsoft Virtual Server?

The answer to why not Microsoft Virtual Server was simple. "I'm not a big Microsoft fan," Putegnat said. Plus, since the applications in Joots' software stack are virtually all open source, he was more comfortable with a Linux-focused virtualization suite.

VMware, however, also runs on Linux quite well, and Putegnat did in fact consider it. But the more he looked, the less he thought it was necessary. "We could have shelled out for VMware, but it didn't seem that important," he said. Joots paid $350 for its initial XenSource license. In comparison, list price for a two-processor VMware Infrastructure 3 Starter edition is $1,000, and it ramps up to $5,750 for Enterprise Edition.

Putegnat doesn't regret his choice. He currently runs 25 dedicated Red Hat 4.5 virtual machines on the first XenSource node and has since added a second server on which he hosts about 40 Debian 3.1 VMs. Each Joots client receives its own dedicated VM that runs a basic LAMP stack plus Joots' proprietary content management system.


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