VMware has released its Server 2 software. The free virtualisation product lets organisations allocate server capacity better by partitioning a single physical server into multiple virtual machines.
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It uses a web-based management interface and supports a range of hardware and more than 30 flavors of guest operating systems including various Linux distributions, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 (beta) and Windows Vista.
"More than 3 million copies of VMware Server have been downloaded to date, with approximately 70% of these downloads coming from companies typically categorised as small and medium businesses," said Dan Chu, vice-president of emerging products and markets at VMware.