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Aug 20 2011   2:11AM GMT

Stack Wars: The cloud OEMpires strike back

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I’m sorry, I just had to rip off the same title of an article I wrote for TechTarget recently. Like my pun? I was inspired by twitter storm as folks tried to think of film titles where they could work in some aspect of cloud or virtualization. My topic is about how the various OEMs are aligning themselves to sell you the entire hardware stack – servers, storage, switches – it’s like all the OEMs suddenly want to be like IBM. Whether or not this approach will take hold or a more flexible pick-and-mix of vendors based on an agreed reference architecture will win out, or the “one-throat-to-choke” argument will win out is anyone’s guess. Perhaps the best measure of which stack beat another is how long it takes from start to finish to get a VM created on fully-feature vSphere deployment would be the best measure…

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