[linux-elitists] Virtualization

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Wed Feb 23 00:03:21 PST 2005

on Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:22:01AM +1100, Jeff Waugh (jdub@perkypants.org) wrote:
> <quote who="Don Marti">
> > Virtualization was a big buzzword at LinuxWorld, and I'm starting to
> > suspect it's a load of crap.
> > 
> > Why would you partition a big expensive server into the equivalent of
> > several small cheap servers that add up to a fraction of the big server's
> > price?
> > 
> > And why would you license a fancy virtualization layer when you could just
> > buy blade servers?
> I'd fork out $MEGABUCKS per year to be absolutely sure that my Big Mainframe
> just kept going and going, instead of pissfarting around supporting racks of
> cheap commodity boxes.

Talk to Google.  Get back to us.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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