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Executive Summary: GSX Server 2.5
VMwares GSX Server 2.5 supports more virtual machines, runs on larger servers and has a better management interface than previous versions of the software. Enterprise sites looking for an Intel-based server virtualization solution should consider GSX Server.
GSX Server is priced starting at $3,025 for a two-processor system. IT managers will also need to buy software licenses for operating systems running on the virtual servers and might want to invest in more expensive high-end servers for optimal performance. GSX Server can lower the total cost of ownership of servers, however, by reducing management costs and increasing operation efficiencies.
(+) Robust and flexible Intel-based virtualization platform; comprehensive operating system support; easy to manage.
(-) Large number of virtual servers levies performance overhead.
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