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GridToday's report on Virtualization

The 451 Group believes that server virtualization is transforming datacenter management by breaking the one-to-one relationship between applications and (usually Windows) servers.

I'be been saying for a long time. While you all are looking at the relationships between apps and servers. If you are a manager this is what I can (almost) guarantee you will happen:
  • A healthy working venn will be created with all the collaborative units within and outside your domain, meaning users/admins/all of them will be able to relate to each other.
  • Will help both your E- and O (Nohria & Beer, HBR) change models dramatically
  • Applications mobility will be a reality (how often we have choked on all kinds of little fixes)
  • Clients will experience enormous gains and insights into their "own intellectual property" by committing themselves (Or should I say flirt) to such proven technology
I can go on and on. But honestly this the first good thing I am seeing from a disruptive technology such as virtualization. We are finally getting a grip on ourselves!

Server virtualization and related technologies can lower capital, energy and labor costs in the datacenter by streamlining application development and by consolidating workloads into more efficient arrangements of hardware. The 451 Group expects that, over the next two years, this will result in increasingly ubiquitous virtualization. All major server operating systems will include 'bare metal' virtualization as a standard. All major server CPUs will include hardware assistance for virtualization.

While 2 year is a might be a bit too early but hey in 2009 we will be into a totally different space, thats for sure. Read here...


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