Virtualization Review Mag Rolling Along
The second issue of Virtualization
, our newest magazine, is now out. Our first issue walked through
the major platforms, VMware
We even had a killer preview
of Hyper-V written by virtualization star Chris Wolf. This puppy is going
to change the virtualization market forever once it ships this summer.
Our second issue was even better. Here we focused on the major hardware players
-- IBM (which invented virtualization in the '60s), HP, Sun and Dell.
Here's the quick-and-dirty: IBM
has the most complex strategy. It has hypervisors -- either home-grown or third-party
-- for everything from mainframes, to the Power6-based System p, to industry-standard
rack and blade servers. On top of all that, it has a wealth of proprietary management
and storage tools.
is similar to IBM in that is has proprietary management and storage tools. But
it doesn't make its own hypervisor.
has been doing virtualization in one form or another for many, many years. Now
it's pushing its own hypervisor and a new virtualization management platform.
Both of these are open source, as Sun will tell you again and again (and again).
is the simplest of the four. It sells industry-standard hardware equipped with
third-party software. 'Nuff said!
Posted by Doug Barney on 06/16/2008 at 1:15 PM