I left mainstream development about 2 years ago to start my own company. Now we are finally ready to move out of the garage and employ extra developers.
When I left virtualisation was just taking off, and I started to use VMWare Fusion to run Windows XP/Vista/7 and several Linux distros.
What I want now however seems simple, but the numerous products both open source and commercial are quite confusing.
What I'd like:
- Run VM in on a central rack of servers and storage
- A GUI to manage these VM
- Remote clients to be able to access these VM and run them locally - for compatibly labs and testing
- Developers to be able to provision their own servers
Ideally it would be a free open source solution but I'm not adverse to paying for a commercial solution if it meets my requirements.