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SearchOpenSource: Server Room Menu: Server Virtualization in Four Styles

Feb 18, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

"By all reports--from tea leaves to star charts--server virtualization on x86 architecture will become one of the most disruptive technologies to storm the data center this year.

"However, any user entertaining the idea of moving servers into a virtual world are best served by avoiding the urge to get caught up in the hype that will inevitably arrive throughout 2006. Instead, analysts advise that a critical evaluation of resources and an ironclad grip on understanding the behavior of the server workloads and styles is necessary before they even utter the word virtualization..."

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