VMware ESXi restrictions and VMworld in 2009

A growing company needs to make changes now and then -- and sometimes customers don't like the changes. Find out what happened with ESXi and at VMworld in 2009.

VMware's growing pains: Free ESXi and VMworld restrictions

By Eric Siebert, Contributor

VMware's decision to intentionally handicap the free version of ESXi was extremely unpopular and criticized by users and partners. This article explores VMware's rationale, in addition to why the company placed restrictions on competitors at the VMworld tradeshow.


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This was first published in June 2010

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