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Virtualization: How to cope/co-exist with hyper-disruption as a complementer

Just wrote this up on ITtoolbox.

Really , there is too much happening out there and way too fast. This industry is evolving every few weeks. I saw a couple of authors struggling to keep up the pace with all the advancements.

For instance, lets take VMware here. They first brought out ESX 3.0, a couple of writes/authors or experienced folks in the industry got excited and started writing a book on it. A lot of expertise was put into those books. Loads of scripts, loads of perl stuff and massively cool Linux commands. I've personally never seen a windows admin do a dd so it was really cool to see the guys go crazy with all those commands.

Developers start writing utilities like ESX update utility and loads of other little utility. Vmware goes ahead and releases its 3.5. Oops...plans change as authors have to struggle to keep up with the pace of all the changes that come in and get going with all the new (primarily) GUI utilities such as Update manager etc.

Then boom!!! Here you have the firmwarish version of ESX 3i and suddenly you don't need to get into your Linux consoles and all those custom scripts can go home as that thin, flimsy layer of near-embedded hypervisor is a simple keystroke up/down and all those F1, F2, F11 keys.
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Whale Fall
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Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall


Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy


What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors


I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!


I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run


We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors


we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred


Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested




*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here