For Servers, a Disappearing Act

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted 2007-04-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Vendor Profiles: Microsoft: Ramping Up
VMware: Speeding Ahead
XenSource: Aiming High

ALSO: Project Pointers
Expert sources recount their experiences--and tell how you can navigate your own project.

QUESTION:What's the biggest problem with server virtualization software today? Write to us at editors@ziffdavis.com

Next page: Virtualization Takes Hold



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Brian joined Baseline in March 2006. In addition to previous stints at Inter@ctive Week and The Net Economy, he's written for The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., as well as The Sunday Tribune in Dublin, Ireland. Brian has a B.A. from Bucknell University and a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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