Microsoft: ‘Virtualization Is Not Cloud Computing’

August 30, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE: Read Write Cloud

At this week’s VMworld conference in Las Vegas, attendees are gearing up for a series of events and breakthrough announcements beginning Tuesday, some of which are expected to come directly from the mouth of VMware CEO Paul Maritz. This while the big news already hitting the floor is Citrix’s move to full and free open source for its recently acquired Cloud.com infrastructure management system.

Somewhere in the middle of all this is Microsoft, which is not accustomed to playing the role of also-ran. Yesterday that company announced a revised licensing model, moving back to a per-processor scheme with unlimited virtual machine instances. It’s part of the company’s effort to attack VMware by going after its “V” word – de-emphasizing virtualization.

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