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Virtualization Goes Mainstream 167

Posted by Zonk
from the legits dept.
InformationWeek is reporting that, during the same week that Microsoft announced the free price for Virtual PC, VMWare 1.0 was released for free as well. Though there were already many free options for virtualization available, these major products signal a shift in the industry. From the article: "There are many ramifications here. Obviously, the slew of products means network managers can now adopt virtual servers into their overall strategies and don't have acquisition costs providing a justification to avoid it. Other than the very-high-end VMware ESX and the midline Microsoft Virtual Server on mainstream XP platforms, virtualization is essentially free wherever you might want to use it."
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Virtualization Goes Mainstream

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  • by ScrewMaster (602015) on Sunday July 16, 2006 @01:54PM (#15728582)
    ... virtualization is essentially free wherever you might want to use it.

    Then again, first hit is always free.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, 2006 @02:26PM (#15728712)
    Imagine a server divided to ten virtual servers, which form a beowulf cluster...
  • by rolyatknarf (973068) * on Sunday July 16, 2006 @03:26PM (#15728968)
    There are virtually many virtual ramifications here. Obviously, the virtual slew of virtual products means virtual network managers can now virtually adopt virtual servers into their overall virtual strategies and don't have virtually any virtual acquisition costs providing a virtual justification to virtually avoid it. Other than the virtually very-high-end virtual VMware ESX and the virtual midline Microsoft Virtual Server on virtual mainstream XP virtual platforms, virtualization is essentially virtually free wherever you might want to virtually use it. What the virtually fuck are we virtually talking about ??????????????

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