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Which Major Hypervisor is Cheaper? Does it Matter?

Article Source Linux Magazine
October 19, 2009, 4:24 pm

A direct comparison seems nearly impossible among the Big Three (VMware, Citrix and Microsoft) hypervisor vendors but you’ll find many failed and frustrated attempts sprinkled throughout the Internet on this very subject. Why is hypervisor comparison pricing such an occult subject when, in fact, it should be very simple? You shouldn’t need to consult a crystal ball, a psychic, Underdog, Mr. Peabody or a curmudgeonly magazine columnist to find the answer—notice that I said “shouldn’t.” What makes a neat and direct comparison nearly impossible is that you’re asking to draw a comparison between such distantly related items as Christmas ornaments and Horse-apples...

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