Veeam is definitively getting aggressive in driving away customers from Vizioncore.
For this holiday season the company releases a free version of its new Monitor 3.0 that works with VMware ESX and ESXi.
This edition has a remarkable number of features (for a free product), including support for multiple vCenters.
The full version of Veeam Monitor instead features additional capabilities including access to performance history, trend analysis and capacity planning, unlimited alarms and alarm modeling, and drill-down into a VM.
The strategy of Veeam is, in first instance, to attract all the VMware customers that are adopting the free ESXi. Then, exactly like VMware does for ESXi, suggest the upgrade to the full version.
While the second step may never happen, a large number of SMBs will happily adopt Monitor while evaluating competing solution.
Download it here.