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Dell has put its vStart cloudy infrastructure bundles in the marketing dryer and shrunk them down to a size more suitable for a small and midsized businesses. The vStart 100 and vStart 200 prefabbed "chunks-o-cloud" came out in April, and as the name suggests, were aimed at equipping companies on the journey to the heavens with …

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64 GB memory with 50 machines?

...at 1.3 GB per VM? How DO they do it?

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vendor accounting

"...at 1.3 GB per VM? How DO they do it?" moremadeup law says that for every extra user the percieved extra capacity is more than there physicaly is. WIth 64 sudo users you end up getting your 1.3GB for each of them, now if they use that...

But in this case I think you will find they have factored in swap space and other tricks that give the OS more than it actualy has.

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Vmware more expensive...really??

If you load on Essentials plus at $4K (there's only two hosts so plenty of room) then off you go...Hyper V loaded on, but what about all the management components, SCVM, SCCM does the higher 'm' model have all that bundled on it as well, I suspect not?

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Pricing

VMware with their new "tax" on virtual RAM allocation can end up being quite a bit more expensive than a Hyper-V solution, in some cases by a substantial amount. We recently calculated a savings of almost $78,000 by switching from VMware to Microsoft on only 8 hosts, due to VRAM allocation forcing us to move from Enterprise to Enterprise Plus for cost-effectiveness as well as the licensing costs for individual virtual machines. Microsoft Enrollment for Core Infrastructure includes all of the System Center components along with the host license, and if you opt for Datacenter edition, you get unlimited virtual instances which is pretty ideal for Windows shops.

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60K for 3 servers and a bit of iSCSI

ha ha haa ha haaa ha haaaaaa

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