With VNware’s new version of vSphere comes a new licensing scheme, which will surely turn many users off their product. Under the new licensing scheme a user is faced with having to pay for more licenses to support the same amount of RAM – and the cost of a license hasn’t changed.
This change in VNware’s licensing is bound to result in users looking at other options. For users operating in a Windows environment Microsoft’s Hyper-V is effectively already paid for, which is a huge incentive to switch. For users not reliant on vSphere’s high-end features it would be hard to justify not making the change.