There is No Spoon: An Operating System Rant

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Link: Brownian Musings: Operating Systems never did exist, and the ones we have are doomed…. This is one of my very favorite rants. And it is one that generally has traction with people that just want to use computers, and has no traction with people that have been sucked into the way we build and Read more...

Storage virtualization could use some rebates, too

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  David Merrill of Hitachi Data Systems wishes there was a power company rebate for storage virtualization as well as for server consolidation. Link: David Merrill’s Blog » Blog Archive » A Power Company’s Reward. Storage consolidation can save in total electric costs. Storage virtualization cannot always make that same claim. This can be attributed Read more...

Analysts analyze virtual appliances

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Stephen O’Grady of RedMonk has written an extended discourse on virtual appliances and the importance of the operating system to ISVs. Now I’m not an analyst, and I can’t predict the future. I do know that our initial partners in the Virtual Appliance Marketplace (mostly hardware appliance vendors) say there is demand among their customer Read more...

VB programmers are SDK programmers too

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Richard Garsthagen has been burning the midnight oil to hook the VI3 SDK to Visual Basic using web services: Well I am finding out more and more that the VirtualCenter client is by far not using all the actual functionality of the VI3 product. One of the things the SDK does expose is for every Read more...

VMworld wrap-up from virtualization.info

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Alessandro Perilli of firtualization.info was at VMworld 2006 and gives his wrap-up. It’s a long and thoughtful post, so read the whole thing, as they say. His takeaways were: The explicit message of this year has been: software as a service (SaaS). The implicit message has been: focus on Enterprises. The overall theme has been Read more...