Comments on Server virtualization: Three top methods, plus pros and consA SearchServerVirtualization.com and SearchVMware.com blog2012-09-12T17:14:56Zhttp://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/server-virtualization/server-virtualization-three-top-methods-plus-pros-and-cons/feed/atom/By: Colin StampColin Stamphttp://servervirtualization.blogs.techtarget.com/2007/05/10/server-virtualization-three-top-methods-plus-pros-and-cons/#comment-11102007-05-16T23:38:14Z2007-05-16T23:38:14ZInteresting analysis.
The worlds leading Operating System supplier is unable to provide a scalable solution for consolidation, so produces it’s own Virtualisation products, and partners with others who do similarly.
This strategy allows the manufacturer to sell multiple copies of it’s 32bit operating system to be run “virtually”, thus maintaining it’s OS sales volume revenues.
All other manufacturers 64bit operating systems are capable of running multiple applications, some more than others, but only requiring a single OS to achieve the required server consolidation.
Now consider that original manufacturer, when they finally develop and stabilise a 64 bit scalable operating system, capable of safely & securely running multiple applications, they will be selling this 64bit OS based on that premise; so Virtualisation will be an anathema to their sales pitch, ie that their single OS is all you need to buy, to consolidate, save on licensing costs, and of course above all simplify by abandoning the complex world of Virtualisation in favour of the simple world of a single, multiple application capable world of the 64bit OS.
I predict the exact opposite of your prophesy! OS Virtualisation will vanish, well in truth it will go back to the geek world it came from and will not be considered for Production systems, because it breaks all the KISS rules about keeping it simple.
Not to mention that Virtualisation is vastly less efficient than a single OS, and Power Consumption is the BIG thing now, not throwing Moores Law (cheap ever more capable commodity hardware) at the problem.
I’ll get back to you in 3 years and we’ll see who was right!