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Is Xen Ready for the Data Center? Is That the Right Question?

Jul 27, 2007, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Article after article and post after post have compared and contrasted Xen, VMWare, Veridian, and a host of other virtualization technologies, with opinions on performance, management tools, implementations, etc., etc. in abundant supply. Inevitably when it comes to Xen, the story comes full circle with some sort of declaration about 'data center readiness.' The definition of 'ready for the data center' is quite subjective, of course, based largely on the author's personal experience, skills, and their opinion of the technical capabilities of those managing this vague 'data center' to which they are referring.

"Sadly, most seem to think that IT professionals managing the data center are buffoons who are somehow incapable of working with anything that doesn't include a highly refined set of GUI tools and setup wizards..."

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