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By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2006-09-12 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist

Microsofts Virtual Server 2005 R2

Runs only on Windows, but, like VMwares products, can host pretty much any x86 operating system (

SWsofts Virtuozzo

Offers broad operating system support, as well as fine-grained resource management tools (

VMwares VMware Server and ESX Server

VMwares products provide broad operating system support and come in operating system-hosted and bare-metal options (

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