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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Virtually Free

Feb 11, 2006, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)

"Everything old is new again. Such is the case with virtualization. You'd have to be living in isolation to not know that it's once again the latest and greatest. However, virtualization has been around since the days when IBM mainframes were synonymous with computing. Back then it was all about hardware partitioning and job sharing.

"Now, virtualization can occur from the chip level up through the hardware and app layers. This week, IDC's Virtualization Forum in New York City covered the spectrum of the technology for skeptical executives not familiar with its history or nuances. And, in some cases, not aware of its advantages..."

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