The Virtues of Virtualization

Oracle OpenWorld Attendees Share Concerns about Virtualization

Where you one of the 1,200 surveyed by Dimension Data about virtual machines while you were at Oracle OpenWorld 2009? We recently noticed an article on the Computer Business Review site sharing some of the results, and we wanted to find out if your opinions had changed since then.

According to most of the survey's participants, virtualization is a great way to save money—and we agree. But 78% of the respondents reported that they had experienced performance issues while running their applications virtually. This is one of the main reasons more are not turning to virtualization to run their mission-critical operations.

In the last three months since the show, have your opinions changed? What kinds of things did you see and hear at the 2009 event that made you reconsider your opinion of virtualization? We're curious about how your conversations have evolved since the show.

We also wanted to point out some virtualization resources to you so that by the time Oracle OpenWorld 2010 rolls around, you'll be able to share a more confident opinion with anyone asking. Check out the Oracle Virtualization Blog, and don't miss the video from Adam Hawley, Director of Oracle VM, on YouTube. And, if there are specific subjects you'd like to see covered in this year's show, let us know. We're virtually obsessed with covering the topics that concern you.

(Photo by Jill Clardy, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.)


I know it might be somewhat of a conflict, but I would love to see experiences with VMWare vs Oracle VM. I don't have a problem with Oracle VM, it's just that my company has standardized on VMWare, I'm sure others are in the same boat....

Posted by Brent Lowe on January 24, 2010 at 08:10 AM PST #

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