As of July 28, VMware's OS-independent hypervisor ESXi will be available for free. The move is widely seen as an attempt to counter Microsoft's new Hyper-V.According to VMware, the ESXi move will "seed the market" with VMware's products and enable customers a chance to try out VMware before committing to the company's higher-end (and costly) alternatives. With Microsoft's Hyper-V now available in Windows Server 2008 as a $28 add-on, the easy availability of VMware's competitor should help the company maintain its position.CNET News, InformationWeek
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The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?