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BusinessWeek: What Is It About V?

Mar 07, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"VMware is the software industry's phenomenal success story of the past year. (Salesforce.com hit its stride the year before) But now along comes a new rival, Virtual Iron, that hopes to not only ride on VMware's coattails, but to give it a smack on the head. This will be one of the interesting battles to watch as utility computing continues to heat up.

"In its essence, this is a battle of basic assumptions. Virtual Iron is betting that Linux will be the big growth driver in data center computing going forward and that many small servers will be racked up in these places like so many books in a library..."

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