Recently VMware announced that the cost per socket is increasing by around $1,000 per socket. To be brutaly honest not everyone can afford the thousands of dollars for an expensive (but really good) platform such as VMware.
If you are prepared to reign in your expectations but get most of the functionality for very little cost ProxMox is worth a look. To that end I have written a group of articles on setting up and implementing a basic ProxMox hypervisor (KVM) setup with integrated AD and tasty features such as live migration (we can’t use the term vMotion right 😉 ).
Try it out and see how you fair. It costs nothing and for those on a limited budget but demanding requirements it may just fit the bill.
Check it out here…