10 Things You Should Know About Virtualization - 5. Software Appliances Are Your Friends

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2007-11-15 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Citrix's recent XenSource acquisition, a new hypervisor on the way from Microsoft and Oracle now extending its sincere Red Hat flattery to the virtual world, the buzz around server virtualization is louder than ever. Here are 10 things to keep in min
 
 
 
A virtualization platform is nothing without some VMs to host. Software appliances such as those available from rPath, VMware and and Microsoft bundle the applications you wish to run with the operating system components these apps require to jump-start y
10 Things You Should Know About Virtualization - 5. Software Appliances Are Your Friends
 
 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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