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The virtualization myth

Tom Yager at InfoWorld - The virtualization myth:

"If I were still working in IT, I’d declare that any software solution pitched to me could not get through my door as a stack of install discs, a quick start guide, and a “give me a call if you run into any trouble.”

Leave me with a DVD that has a VM image I can copy to my local drive and execute with the OS’s default virtualization engine.

[...] I would have taken a lot more demos from vendors, and taken looks at a lot more intermediate builds if I could have just double-clicked on a virtual disk image with 100 percent certainty that the OS and application would just run."

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 20:51:30 +0000