What’s happening with P2V?

Recently Quest Software announced the End of Life (EOL) of vConverter. They will stop selling it at the end of this month and stop offering support a year after that. Here’s a copy of the announcement to partners:


So, is there a new product on the horizon or are Quest seeing / foreseeing a decline in the market for P2V? It’s a legitimate entry point into virtualisation although whenever possible I’d recommend re-platforming applications or migrating data instead of using P2V as you get a clean, optimised server out of it.

Time will tell, it’ll be interesting to see what happens to PlateSpin, vCenter Converter etc.

Michael is a Senior Consultant for Xtravirt. If it's got buttons or flashy lights on it then it'll probably be on his radar. When not "mending computers" (it's sometimes easier than explaining "cloud" to relatives), Michael provides essential education, entertainment and trampoline services to his two children.

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