Virtualization: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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| Virtualization has allowed the company to consolidate its data center by
| replacing 300 physical servers with 20 servers hosting virtual machines,
| Logan said. The effort saved $1.2 million in leasing costs over three years,
| he added.
| [...]
| For example, Gill said that about 28 percent of the respondents said they
| expect that half of all new servers installed at their companies this year
| will host virtual applications.

Same story on the desktop.


Dell Creating Consumer PCs Complete with Virtualization

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| And in a similar fashion to what Parallels and VMware Fusion did for the
| Intel-based Mac community, this could give the Linux operating system a boost
| from consumers who want to use the open source software but don't want to
| lose out on what Microsoft's Windows platforms offer. *

Dell to stuff hypervisors in flash memory

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| Dell CTO Kevin Kettler today confirmed these plans during a speech here at
| LinuxWorld, saying the company expects to see major performance and
| power-saving improvements by dumping a hypervisor in flash. Customers will
| basically "boot to a virtual machine-ready" state, he said.

The Year of Virtualization

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| I think that Windows will continue to succumb to Linux in the data
| center, MySQL and Postgres will continue to win projects that once
| fell to Oracle and DB/2.

Virtualization: Linux's killer app

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| Think about it. Even Microsoft supports running Linux on its Virtual
| Server product. Why would it do that? Wouldn't an OS partitioning
| technology, such as that used by OpenVz or Sun Solaris, be more in
| keeping with the kind of homogeneous environments that Microsoft
| would like to see? Why would Microsoft invest its resources to
| support a virtual machine technology that can only open the
| door to Linux in the datacenter?

Virtualisation gets trendy

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| The fact that so many areas of IT are affected by virtualisation is
| perhaps testament to how fundamental a concept it is to separate
| computer resource from the underlying physical hardware and
| demonstrates this is a strategic issue with a broad impact
| that has to be considered at the highest levels of IT management.