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Virtualization promise delivered by VMware

Those who are enjoying the benefits of virtualization already know that. They are in that promise land already! I saw a lot of folks , ZDnet especially, talking about just about everyone dethroning VMware. eWeekss' labs got the sweet taste of ESX on their Intel and AMD based processor boxes. and they too fell in love...

We bound the boxes together under VMware's VirtualCenter management server. From there, we installed several Linux, Windows and Solaris virtual machines onto our ESX hosts, and we were pleased with how the ESX/VirtualCenter duo enabled us to fine-tune our VM implementations.

Companies looking to consolidate single-application servers, to squeeze more out of under-utilized hardware, to extend the availability of their networked services or to get a surer handle on the machines in their data centers would do well to evaluate Virtual Infrastructure 3, which can deliver compelling results in any of these scenarios.

But they too noticed little or no support of management tools on Linux platforms. (Although I can bet you that they are working on several tools with Linux in mind. VMware Converter, Lab Manager to say the least!). They found the pricing a bit confusing and cautioned the users to keep a good eye on Xen.



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