The Top 3 Virtualization Vendors Are Who and What?!
I've been writing a lot about virtualization lately, for two reasons. For one,
I think it's a pretty dang important subject. For another, I helped launch Virtualization
, our new magazine and Web
, so I'm pretty steeped in all things virtual.
Having this little bit of knowledge gives me big opinions. So when Saugatuck
a report claiming that Citrix, VMware and Cisco are the three most powerful
forces in virtualization, I almost choked on my Cheerios.
Actually, I only disagree 66.6 percent. Citrix, maybe. It has Xen and the best
lineup of desktop virt tools. And VMware, absolutely. But Cisco? Not this year,
and not next. Cisco has a tool called VFrame that helps virtualize networks
and I/O, but when I asked IBM's virtualization guru about it, she had never
heard of it. And IBM resells VFrame!
Am I writing too much or too little about virtualization? Compliments and complaints
welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/30/2008 at 1:15 PM