Rumours in the lead up to VMworld 2009 next week are suggesting that Cisco and EMC have formed a joint venture company, to market a jointly-developed product. According to a person somewhat familiar with the situation, the JV company is hiring sales reps to sell the product. This is not the 3-way Cisco-EMC-VMware deal revealed …
The Devil is in the Detail which they don't Tell ... for obvious business advantage reasons
This story and the possible Joint Venture[s] which it explores is far too much like a Macro Application of what AMD are doing with "Bulldozer" on the Micro/NanoScale ... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/26/amd_smt/ ..... with Breakthrough Architectures capable of rendering to them both, what are PreEminent and PreDominant Lead Control Positions, with the MicroArchitecture Version the most easily stealthily embedded virtually for Global Domination of the SemiConductor Field.
The winner will be
... the one who manages on-the-fly deduplication of running VM disks. The cost savings for a datacenter would be enormous.
Big Boys @ Play ..... Move On now, Absolutely Nothing to C Here.
"The winner will be ... the one who manages on-the-fly deduplication of running VM disks. The cost savings for a datacenter would be enormous." ..... By Anonymous Coward Posted Wednesday 26th August 2009 16:21 GMT
That sounds like the Perfect Legitimate Hack and even better than being able to Print Money for Flash Cash Spending. :-) Do you know of any Win Winners? :-)
You can do that by running on EMC Celerra NAS now.
Application / file server dedupe isn't as magic as backup dedupe - it saves 20-40%, rather than 80-95%.
@AC about Celerra NAS
You can't do that on Celerra NAS right now; it doesn't dedupe anything except file systems that have cold data. Not yer typical VM implementation, methinks.