Mailbag: Taking Azure Down a Notch
Microsoft may be busy talking up Azure, but Kevin thinks it's not all that revolutionary:
Isn't Azure nothing more than the remaking of the mainframe? Think about
this: Why do we even need virtualization? Shouldn't you be able to run multiple
apps on the same box under one OS? The OS doesn't protect apps from each other,
or them from wrecking it. Remember, IBM's Z/OS allowed hundreds, if not thousands,
And I'm not even pointing strictly at Windows, as Unix and Linux also
seem to need virtualization. Virtualization has its place, but not for 80
percent of the servers in a site!
Tell us what you think! Leave a comment below or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 11/13/2008 at 1:16 PM