* Posts by Rigadon

2 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011

VMware backs down on vSphere 5 virtual memory tax

Rigadon

It's all about the $$$.

VMware have been trying to take the piss with licensing cost for some time IMHO, starting with the introduction of Enterprise Plus and the efforts to get rid of normal Enterprise.

More and more people are starting to have tiered virtual infrastructures now, usually of a vSphere/HyperV ilk. You can't manage this sort of environment from vCenter and this is where the danger is for VMware.

If people start realising that HyperV isn't quite as bad as they've been led to believe, more VM's will go onto the second tier HyperV and the VMware market share will erode.

EMC Avamar gets jiggy wit Data Domain

Rigadon

@Don't knock it...

I would suggest that the main benefit of deduping your backup is not how much you can wang on it in one go, but the number of fulls you can retain.

If you only want to keep one backup on disk then you may as well put it on JBOD. If you want to keep a months worth, then you are going to have to think of something else.

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