Virtual Iron offers cheap upgrade from VMware ESX Server

Quoting from the Virtual Iron official announcement:

Virtual Iron Software, a provider of enterprise-class software solutions for server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management, today announced a new program for VMware users that enables them to quickly and easily upgrade from VMware Server and VMware ESX 2.5 to Virtual Iron at a fraction of what it would cost to upgrade to VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3. The program includes seamless virtual machine migration from VMware to Virtual Iron using PlateSpin’s PowerConvert platform.

Virtual Iron is offering the VMware Upgrade Program in three different product bundles. Each bundle includes:

  • Perpetual License for Virtual Iron Software
  • One (1) yr. of Virtual Iron Support at Gold Level
  • PlateSpin Power Convert V2V Migration & Support
  • Additional V2V migrations are available at special discount pricing upon request

Upgrade prices are set this way:

# of Servers 2 3 4
# of Sockets 4 6 8
V2V Conversions (min.) 24 36 48
Bundled Price $3,800 $5,700 $7,600

Virtual Iron announcement is very timely considering SearchServerVirtualization just reported VMware customers’ complains about upgrade prices.

Update: Note that this offer is limited to the first 100 customers only.