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Microsoft Virtualization: Viridian first look

Massimo got some time to test it. I still am very very busy, can just about blog. That it! ;-)

Anyways see here how he does this Viridian installation:

Viridian is certainly going to be a problem for VMware (at least in the SMB pervasive market). It's easy to use and it ships with the OS free of charge. Sure I have pointed out in another post that ESX 3i could be VMware response to "get there" before MS gets there... but the problem is that while Viridian will ship with every Windows instance being installed 3i will be only available through selected systems that might or might not be a good fit for the SMB market. "Easy to get/install/use" is certainly one of the driving factors for the Small Business space (and here MS has a lead over VMware). Another important factor for the Small (and Medium) Business is costs and certainly here Microsoft is going to have a lead again because, even though at day 0 the MS virtualization framework (Viridian and Virtual Machine Manager) is not going to match all the functionalities that VMware has (or is going to have), the MS price policy will be very attractive. On the other hand the (current) VMware price policy is very much SMB un-friendly.


I'm downloading it as well and will try it tonight. I have to use those extra 10 hours that I have left after my regular 24 hour day ;-)


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