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CNET News.com: VMware ready to capitalize on hot server market

Jun 30, 2000, 12:25 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"In the fall, VMware will unveil two new server versions of its software, one for corporations and one for application service providers (ASPs) who host others' Internet operations on their own servers, marketing director Reza Malekzadeh said in an interview at the PC Expo show. VMware's current products enable multiple operating systems to run on a single Intel computer at the same time but are only for desktop use."

"...VMware got much of its start because of the booming popularity of Linux. The software allowed people to simultaneously run Linux and Windows on the same machine. "The Linux craze took off at the right time for us, but we are not really a Linux company," Malekzadeh said."

"...The server push will take advantage of VMware's ability to protect against crashes, Malekzadeh said. By assigning a separate "virtual machine" to each task, one task failing won't affect the other tasks. For example, a database program running in a copy of Windows 2000 that crashes won't disrupt a separate copy of Linux running Web server software."

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