I blogged about this yesterday, and a couple of hours later several articles on this topic popped up on the VMware website. Read them, and be prepared for another round of Citrix/MS blogs trying to discredit this feature. In my opinion it’s simple any feature that lets me virtualize more users / servers on the same or less hardware without significantly reducing the performance is worth looking into/testing. Looking at the “Services”(SBC/VDI) that are discussed in these topics I can imagine why Citrix is fully defending their technology and discrediting this feature, this is something that they didn’t think of or have developed yet.
- VMware: Memory Overcommitment in the Real World
- Scott Lowe: More on memory overcommitment
- Cheap HyperVisors
- The comment
- The Discussion
Talking about competition and cheap hypervisors…. Rumors are going around that Dell will be supplying servers with VMware ESX 3i with any additional costs, free, no license… So the war is on, but before you guys start bashing check the numbers in article number 1… 178 VM’s with 512MB of memory only using 19.07GB instead of the 89GB is would be using otherwise.