A ‘free’ private cloud system that is in Beta. It looks like it could replace ESXi (VMware). A quick read does not indicate that the VMs are transferrable from Microsoft or VMware.
It can be installed on bare-metal (normal) or as a VM (not that helpful to me). I’m looking around my office for a machine that I can use for testing. They don’t say when it will be released. But it appears that
As a comparison, VMware Essentials Kit isn’t that expensive, $495.00. The ‘Plus’ version is $4,495.00. VMware has a full set of add-on features that makes it the number one pick for small, medium, and large sites.
I should point out that Microsoft has their own version which is Hyper-V. I believe it comes included in both Windows and Server versions. There is a dedicated server version: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.
From their website: “edgeLinux provides the ideal platform to run all the Virtual Servers you need, easily and efficiently. “
Get more info regarding the prelaunch here.