For Servers, a Disappearing ActBy Brian P. Watson | Posted 2007-04-11 Email Print
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Less hardware is good, but immature technology isn't. With new products on the way, companies may find better methods to speed up virtual server deployments and cut costs.Back when mainframes ruled, virtualization was a given. It's taken some time, though, for the technology to break into the server market. Now, it's here--but not exactly in all its glory.
Adoption and interest have skyrocketed in recent years, with companies seeing significant cuts in hardware costs and deployment times. Now, long-standing market leaders face competition from upstart open-source vendors while trying to keep their own customers happy.
Lead Story: For Servers, a Disappearing Act
Less hardware is good, but immature technology isn't. With new products on the way, companies could find better ways to speed up virtual server deployments and cut costs.