aldom wrote:I thought I would add my disappointment to lack of planned KVM (Acropolis) support. Hyper-V isn't really an option for us and while we love Veeam and were hoping to use it for our project, we couldn't let the backup software dictate choice of platform. We couldn't justify the cost of purchasing VMware just to be able to work with Veeam, so have been forced to go with CommVault instead. Sad but true...
I understand and only hope that you evaluated not just CapEx, but OpEx of the overall solution as well. Because every time I hear these words "we couldn't justify the cost of purchasing X", I find that in 100% of cases there was no 3-5 years TCO calculations done, which would include cost of labor maintaining more complex solution, as well as increased cost of downtime due to lack of new hypervisor expertise, limited recovery capabilities, bad backups, missed RPOs etc.
This is almost "normal" though. In my 18 years in IT, I only heard "we couldn't justify the costs of owning
X" may be 5 times at most from a prospect. In fact, the first time was at my previous company - and after making this statement, the prospect made a 50K purchase of our solution, despite a competitor giving away theirs for free (just to make sure we don't get the deal).
In any case, good luck - and it would be awesome to hear an update from you sometimes before the next Christmas, to learn how things are working out with KVM. I am naturally interested.