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VMware too expensive and complex? Get Virtual Iron

Bridget covers this story, quoting searchservervirtualization:

Having tried software from VMware and Microsoft, Bakerman looked at Virtual Iron and was attracted by the price. "The cost difference between Virtual Iron and VMware was about $35,000 for the features I wanted," Bakerman said. "We are a small firm with 35 attorneys, and I couldn't justify [the cost of] moving to Infrastructure VMware ESX Server."

Virtual Iron's lower price and ease of use
Based on the Xen open source hypervisor, Virtual Iron software proved to be more than a good value; installation was a cinch and the support is good, Bakerman said. "I did the entire software installation on my own, where with VMware ESX, I would have had to hire a contractor for a few days to show me how to manage it," he said.
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