More Application Agnosticism from Scott Lowe

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Scott Lowe identifies an important point about virtualization on the desktop — it’s much more about host-guest interactions than server virtualization. Very true. Scott also makes the point that the Mac, by virtue of its architecture, is the best suited to take advantage of that kind of componentized interaction. Maybe, although if the integration happens Read more...

Climbing The Mountain: Storage challenges with virtual infrastructure

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EMC VP Chuck Hollis details his thoughts on the challenges facing the enterprise with their storage infrastructure and virtualization using VMware. I’ve excerpted a bit, but read the whole thing. Link: Chuck’s Blog: VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 – Climbing The Mountain. The Core Infrastructure Challenge Simply put, the central infrastructure challenge is that server virtualization Read more...

Grid computing and virtualization: it’s all about the containers

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EMC VP Chuck Hollis has written up a nice synthesis of how grid computing and virtualization are related: Given that IT organizations will end up having both — applications that are smaller than a server, and applications that are larger than a server, it’s a useful exercise to think what’s in common, rather than what’s Read more...

The OS-agnostic desktop

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Continuing from yesterday’s post on the Role of the OS on the desktop, two comments really brought out the vision of what Scott Lowe calls "application agnosticism", although I suppose more properly it should be called "OS agnosticism." Scott Lowe: Have Windows software but prefer a Linux desktop environment? No problem. Have one Mac application Read more...

Ballmer’s self-fulfilling prophecy

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Link: Ballmer: Life after Vista | Tech News on ZDNet. Virtualization is not going to be adopted first in the end-user market. Yeah, especially since Vista Home EULAs prevent installing it in a virtual machine. Read more...