0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2009 10:31 PM by pevm2008

    Most popular 20 Virtual Appliances for Administration

    pevm2008 Novice

      I have compiled a survey ranking the most popular Virtual Appliances for Administration. It provides some insight into the types of applainces that are gaining traction in the Marketplace.

       

      http://sharevm.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/most-popular-vmware-virtual-appliances-for-it-administrators/

       

       

      A dominant majority of the appliances seem to involve open source software on Linux, primarily because the software licensing considerations do not pose a barrier for the early adopters. The obvious side-effect of this is that there is not much revenue tied to this market today. Until the major software vendors, e.g., Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, etc., rationalize their licensing, the growth in unit deployments will be driven by open source stacks. Read my survey at

       

       

      http://sharevm.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/virtual-appliance-a-survey/