It would be nice to achieve the following:
* Linear scalability with increased loads -- meaning it takes the same effort to go from 1 million rules/sec to 2 as 10 million to 20 million
* Installation, deployment and reconfiguration within minutes
* Unlimited processing capacity (only limited to the physical boundaries of the servers) -- meaning the number and rate of events that can be processed per unit of time.
Virtualizing CEP capabilities delivers these benefits - Virtual CEP Environment (VCE). VCE is a virtual collection of individual CEP engines pooled together as a single virtual processing environment. In this model the processing capacity of each instance can be added to the overall VCE processing capacity.
Albert talks about Virtual CEP?!?