Virtualisation via the OS


I was perusing John Oxley’s Canadian IT Managers
blog and found an interesting article about
Virtualisation via the OS: href="http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2005/08/12/409115.aspx">http://blogs.technet.com/cdnitmanagers/archive/2005/08/12/409115.aspx

In the post, he talks about the roadmap for
virtualisation.

IMHO if you add the virtualisation layer to the core
OS, not only do you increase the speed and reduce the overhead, you suddenly
get integration in terms of management, stability and security. I am a real fan
of virtualisation technology (as you might have noticed from my class=SpellE>blog
) and run most of my infrastructure under Virtual Server
2005. It seems to me that with the addition of 64 bit clients as well, thus
removing the memory challenges, we can really start to use virtualisation. Mind
you it is not just about consolidation as there are other mechanisms for combining
and more effectively using resources. Virtualisation technology has many applications
in testing, education and other environments. I for one await the day that
virtualisation is built in to the OS.


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