Tuesday Aug 14, 2007

Virtualization is Hot, $957M Hot! - Initial Offering for VMWare

Bunch of pretty Green Squares

If there was any doubt about how hot Virtualization is, check this Bloomberg Report on the initial offering for VMWare for US$ 957M.

Virtualization is happening at multiple layers in the hardware/software stack. At the bottom we have things like the Sun's ldoms - see this screencast of how to boot 64 Solaris domains on the recently launched UltraSPARC T2. Higher up we have things like Xen and VMWare.

Virtualization is a complex landscape; I'll ask Tim for a pointer to a good short description comparing and contrasting the solutions, the wikipedia entry is particularly unhelpful.