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Virtualization: Hypervisor portability is key to sustainability!

This is what this news item has to say. Companies are custom-coding too much in the hope of making a quick exit from VMware's VI to another cheaper infrastructure that provides the functionalities of HotMigration and Resource scheduling capabilities. Quoting

As such, Mosso isn't devoting too many resources into developing its environment around VMware. Instead, it will use "the basics like VMotion and DRS" and try not to custom-code too much of the environment. "We've tried not to tie our system too directly to VMware, because we might potentially switch it out for Xen," Bryce said. The company recently finished evaluating Citrix XenServer and will soon evaluate Oracle VM, Bryce said.

With Xen-based virtualization platforms, Bryce said, the philosophy is to provide "the engine and the access, on which you are free to do whatever you want."

The company is also "talking to VMware to help us develop more advanced features, although I don't know how much success we'll have," Bryce said. "VMware is building the tools that 80% of business needs; the problem is, we do things in the remaining 20% that not many people need."



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