Dell Into Virtualization for Real
I just wrapped up a 2,500-word feature story about Dell's virtualization strategy
for our new magazine Virtualization
. I also spent weeks deciphering Sun, IBM and HP plans. These
last three vendors have multiple hardware environments, their own management
tools and, in two cases, homemade hypervisors. This was all as intricate as
a Dennis Miller commentary (though far more interesting and less pretentious).
was far different. What Dell does is sell standard servers that run standard
third-party virtualization software. The strategy took all of two seconds to
comprehend -- even for me. Dell has extended this to shipping servers with the
embedded version of VMware, as well as the option to buy servers with Xen pre-installed.
Dell also has a new
Web site where you can easily buy virtual wares.
Dell may not have the broadest range of tools, but at least you won't get a
headache trying to figure it all out.
Posted by Doug Barney on 05/12/2008 at 1:15 PM