Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Infrastructure 2.0 – A Virtual Analogy

Is OS virtualization an end in itself? Is it both necessary and sufficient for all things Cloud and IaaS? Is it the panacea IT Operations has been looking for? From where I see it, abstracting the OS is certainly a great start, but it’s actually only 50% of the goal.

To a degree, OS virtualization is the “shiny metal object” de jure in that it’s captivating everyone’s attention. It is of course very valuable, and is causing an important inflection point in datacenter operations and economics. But there is a less-visible, less sexy side to datacenter operations and economics that lies “below” the CPU in the stack...

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