VMWare Won’t Follow Oracle on Multi-Core Pricing

Aug 19, 2005 / By Paul Vallee

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At ITJungle.com we noticed this interesting article informing us that EMC subsidiary VMWare will not charge a premium for multi-core CPUs, opting instead to keep its licensing charges on a “”per-socket basis”". We have been following this story intently and Oracle on the other hand decided to count multi-cores as 0.75 CPUs per core and then rounding up. In this article, Timothy Prickett Morgan concludes that VMWare has decided to “”make it up in volume, as the old saying goes, and this straightforward approach as well as the rapid adoption of virtualization technologies on servers (and probably soon on desktops and workstations) should make it a lot easier for VMware to sell its wares.”" We completely agree.

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