We are thinking to get into VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) business. We want to create instances on our servers and sell it as you may expect. But we couldnot come up with a selection between ESXi and Citrix XenServer.
We want to do this with the veeeeery low money so we are looking as much free tools as we can find. I want advice from you. Do you think it is worth paying money to VMware ?
By the way we will both use linux distros (mainly centos, debian, ubuntu server) and windows.
Additional Info; We were thinking about to host VMs in their own phsycal environment for instance we will buy a server with quad core and 4x500GB raid 5 8 GB of ram and split it into 4 machines and rent it. But also we can go with the shared storage. The thing i loved with Xen is live migration. Because in case of emergancy we can move VMs you know. We also want it to be expandable I mean we may grow our business if we see that it is going good. When we buy 3 new servers we will approx. buy a new licance from VMware and it will cost additional of 300-400$ for each server right ?