I'm still a young whipper snapper right? Please
Filed under: Portable Audiomix in a little iPod action with the meal, it's fairly safe to say that Fat Duck chef Heston Blumenthal has melded portable audio with dining like no other. Apparently, the culinary guru "wanted to experiment with using sound to enhance a dining experience," which landed a person with a plate full of silver electronics and tangled white cord to compliment the rest of the Sound of the Sea dish. Aside from the food itself, the iPod was pre-loaded with "soothing sounds of the sea breeze and waves gently caressing the seashore," presumably to further enhance the eating experience. Still, we can't really envision how listening to sounds related to our meal would make things more appetizing -- you know, unless deafening moos just jazz up your taste buds when rolling by a burger joint.
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vConsolidate definition was based on market data that outlined what application types are being consolidated in a data center. Market data here means information gathered from market research (e.g., IDC), end-customer feedback and various OEMs / ISVs.
We have heard that there are two consolidation usages. One you can call it to be homogenous application consolidation (e.g., file servers) and the other one to be heterogeneous application consolidation, and vConsolidate uses both. The advantage of homogenous application consolidation is from a manageability perspective, where all the applications exhibit the same behavior and the IT administrator has a better understanding of how to manage the environment. vConsolidate use case represents SMB (Small-Medium-Business) environments where they can gather their applications on a few machines along with the environments. Once the applications are consolidated, they employ VM migration technology for load balancing. With VM migration, the VMs are migrating around the data center where at any one instance you will have a mixture of VMs on a physical platform. Market data shows this is a growing trend in the data center.
Looks like you are aligning with our stated advantages of consolidation mentioned above. Your use case is Test and Development which is also another consolidation usage. We believe that the future would be heterogeneous application consolidation where folks will become 'comfortable' with the notion of mixed workloads. This is the value of vConsolidate, where we can address the concerns (e.g., QOS). BTW, all the VMM vendors are supporting (or planning to support) this migration technology.