"When is virtualization the best option for server
"Wade Reynolds: We believe that software-based
virtualization technology is the most cost-effective and flexible
option available for server consolidation. As the technology
matures and more standards are adopted, especially in the areas of
APIs and virtual disk formats, barriers between the different
virtualization platforms are being dismantled. Virtualized servers
are less likely to be subjected to vendor lock-in relative to a
blade or physical partitioning solution..."
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