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Virtualization: Application support will be a Virtual Hell

And trust me, I know how it goes. VMware may be struggling to get support from vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, Citrix etc but if anything goes wrong then the customer may be in for a real shock!

VMware has a team of Oracle specialists who do a great job in handling the issues related to Oracle on VMware platform. A typical discussion goes like this in a typical shop which is experimenting or even a bit further with Virtualization:





The story is far from over, you have to tell me what we ended up NOT LEARNING here! We will continue this story in many different ways.


I didn't need a news item to inspire me to do this cartoon, but the folks who are new in this new "Nightmare" of Virtualization world may better take a look at this post from CW:

The support issue hasn't come to the fore yet because early virtualization adopters have mostly been large enterprises with sufficient clout to demand personalized help from reluctant software vendors, said IDC analyst Michelle Bailey. "The basic message is, 'Either support me or I'll find some other ISV that will -- or maybe I'll go open-source,'" Bailey said.

But she added that as virtualization software trickles down to smaller and less cutting-edge companies, those users "will be more conservative in their approach and will be looking for compliance [from vendors] upfront."

Although applications generally will run on virtual servers, scalability and management problems persist, according to Dominic Sartorio, president of the Open Solutions Alliance, a consortium of commercial open-source software developers. And when a user deploys an application in a virtual environment, doing so may not invalidate the software vendor's support agreement but could limit it, Sartorio said.


Rest of the article is here.

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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