The 10 Biggest Virtualization Stories Of 2012


4. VMware Kills vRAM Licensing

VMware's decision to change vSphere licensing last August, pegging costs to virtual memory allocation instead of server sockets, triggered howls of protest throughout the IT industry. So it was with great exultation that VMware greeted the company's decision to get rid of the scheme, known as vRAM, and return to its previous model.

VMware partners and customers loved the move, which was widely interpreted as being motivated by Microsoft's advances in Windows Server 2012, but VMware officials denied this.