Changes to the licensing structure of VMware

I am so thankful to see the changes to the VMware licensing.

When trying to promote a VMware solution vs a XEN or Hyper-V solution, considerations always fall back to price.  When other consultants come in to the site I am working in, Hyper-V is touted as the easy solution, and VMware the corporate better performing solution.  I am consistently having to endorse the use of a VMware ESXi free installation instead of Hyper-V.

VMware licensing will really help in this fashion.

The $3000 cost for the Essentials Plus vCenter server utilizing 3 dual processor ESX or ESXi servers makes it obtainable for most organizations.  This level allows vMotion and a number of critical business requirements to be used.