Microsoft's Virtual Server coming Oct 1: "The technology will ship on 1 October, according to Microsoft officials, and a 180-day evaluation copy will be available next week. Virtual Server 2005 runs on Windows Server 2003 ..
The analysts firms consistently say we are anywhere from 18 months to three years ahead of Microsoft," says Michael Mullany, vice president of marketing for VMWare. "There are a lot of features and a lot of work to be added to this virtualisation layer over time to take the technology where it can be and we are trying to push the envelope in terms of technology innovation." Other people in the market include SW-Soft, which develops a product called Virtuozzo and will deliver a version for Windows this month, the Xen open source project and User-Mode Linux. ..
Virtual Server 2005 features Multi-threaded Virtual Machine Monitor to isolate virtual machines from each other, CPU and memory resource allocation, virtual networking, Active Directory integration, a Web-based management interface and a COM API, which includes 42 interfaces that let scripts control every aspect of Virtual Server 2005. ..
Virtual Server 2005 ships in a Standard Edition that supports up to four processors and is priced at $499. An Enterprise Edition that supports up to 32 processors costs $999. Both versions will be licensed on a per-physical server basis and support an unlimited number of virtual machines. " 10:50:06 PM