Posted Aug 9, 2007 7:59 UTC (Thu) by nicolas@jungers
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I don't question the 'very practical arrangement' assertion, but I really doubt that 'virtualization is the "message-passing microkernel" of this decade'.
The main difference I see is the power of today's hardware. On the server side, if you don't crave for performance - which is the reality of most server deployment - pack 20 virtual servers on a (HA) cluster of 2 real server is very very convenient and way cheaper. On the desktop, if you're not encoding video or running huge model, it's also very practical to run one or several virtual boxes just to run some legacy application.
So for my point of view, virtualization is a practical tool and not the result of design tinkering. I suspect that's the same for many peoples.
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