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Windows 7: VMWare plotting data center domination

02 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
VMWare plotting data center domination

Somewhat as a retort to the recent post about companies moving to Microsoft Virtualization to save $$$.

This story clipped from TheRegister this morning:
VMware plots world data centre domination • The Register

[QUOTE]VMware plots world data centre domination

Why use anything else?
By Chris Mellor Get more from this author
Posted: 1st September 2009 19:09 GMT

Opinion VMware is making a play to wrest data centre control away from every other vendor and become the single door through which users and admin staff see data centre server, networking, and storage resources.
A data centre administrator will increasingly monitor, manage, and diagnose data centre resource problems through VMware APIs, using manufacturer-supplied plug-ins to link the VCenter server to supplier's boxes downstream in the stack.

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02 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 64bit

You still have to buy licenses for Windows though, although with VMs you can run the older OSes much longer than before. And you could setup a few Linux VMs to run just an app or two. I can see it hurting MS (was tempted to put the $) but it wont kill them, until apps get to the point can just run off a VM server with no OS.
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