A couple of weeks ago, Oracle announced the end of Virtual Iron's life as a product line. Virtual Iron's technology is to be folded into the existing Oracle Virtual Machine platform, and its customers are expected to move to full-blown Oracle support contracts. In the meantime, there's no published timeline for the technical integration of Virtual Iron into Oracle VM; Virtual Iron customers who need to upgrade or relicense their virtual servers are navigating without a compass.
And that's where VMware
VMware does have a migration tool already with explicit support for Microsoft
This is kind of like Intuit
But are the discounts deep enough to suck customers away from the Virtual Iron environment they're used to? Oracle promises to roundly support Virtual Iron customers, but the lack of a deadline for that Oracle VM integration might be enough to push any fence-sitters over to VMware.
I'd love to hear what the actual Virtual Iron users out there think, though -- the Comments box is waiting for you below.
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