Most clouds are free to test. VMware’s cut its price to $4k/month

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VMware’s recognised that running its stuff on Amazon Web Services costs a bomb, so has reduced prices for your initial forays. Running VMware on AWS requires you to spin up a four-host cluster at an on-demand cost of US$8.37/host/hour, or more than $24,000 a month.

At a time when numerous cloud providers let have servers to play with for free, that’s quite a sum. Hence a change to the VMware-on-AWS service in a June upgrade that allows single-host implementations. VMware’s only offering these as test rigs as they’ll wipe themselves after thirty days, but the intent is clear – getting users to at least try VMware-on-AWS by reducing the price.

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