The presumed "elasticity" of cloud technology tends to fall apart whenever the bindings change. That is, when a virtual machine or virtualized application relies upon the specific configuration of the hardware providing its infrastructure, it isn't exactly cloud-like when you have to migrate that element to a new host. You often find yourself rewriting some configuration file or maybe even engineering some one-time script.
What workloads are you running under virtualization, and what are you holding back? That's the question for ReadWriteCloud's October contest. Virtualization providers like VMware and hardware partners like Intel say that almost all ... Read Post
Service providers are a lynchpin in VMware's strategy to extend its virtualization technology into the cloud. If the strategy works, VMware could become the leader in providing hybrid cloud infrastructures. It's a test for VMware's ... Read Post