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  • "The license of VMware is a one-time payment and you can continue to enroll in support for troubleshooting and also administer the licenses."
  • "Do not buy based on price alone. Many of my customers chose the lowest cost option only to discover that the additional funds needed to access even a few more features would have been money well spent. Likewise, if you are going to spend more money on additional features, then have a plan to actually deploy and integrate those features into your infrastructure. Many customers never take full advantage of the many features that they are paying for and that can be avoided by being proactive in developing your overall vision for the infrastructure."
  • "You will find the cost is reasonably cheaper."
  • "It is expensive in terms of cost, licensing, and professional services."
  • "VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "In my opinion, the essential version is a good price."
  • "The price of this solution is mid-range."
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    OpenVZ
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    Overview
    OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.

    VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers.

    Deliver business value from day one with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment. Automate workload placement and resource optimization based on preset customizable templates.

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    Sample Customers
    Atlassian, Funtoo Linux, FastVPS, MontanaLinux, Parallels, Pixar Animation Studios, Travis CI, Yandex, WarGaming.Net
    Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
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    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Media Company6%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Retailer6%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise46%
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    OpenVZ is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software while VMware vSphere is ranked 1st in Server Virtualization Software with 122 reviews. OpenVZ is rated 0.0, while VMware vSphere is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vSphere writes "An easy way of providing near-zero downtime services". OpenVZ is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, Oracle VM VirtualBox, KVM and Citrix Hypervisor, whereas VMware vSphere is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware Workstation, Proxmox VE, KVM and Turbonomic.

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