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VMware talks overall focus; calls Hyper-V R2 a 'nonevent'

VMware discusses rumors about lowered pricing, Hyper-V R2's free Live Migration functionality, its overall strategy in a tougher marketplace and more.

In this edition of the Hypervisor Huddle, SearchVMware.com site editor Hannah Drake, news writer Bridget Botelho and special guest VMware Director of Product Marketing John Gilmartin talk about VMware's overall strategy, Hyper-V R2 and more.

Questions include:

  • Does VMware plan to make ESXi free edition more competitive with Hyper-V R2?
  • Will VMware one day allow users to manage other virtualization platforms through its management console?
  • Is there any truth to the rumor that VMware will lower ESX pricing when Hyper-V R2 goes GA?

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This was last published in August 2009

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