Google has taken a lead on cloud rivals by granting its virtual machines immortality via a new live migration feature. This means that when Google shuts down cloud data centers for scheduled maintenance in the future, client VMs will stay up while being migrated to another online bit barn. The announcement was made in a post to …
Sub heading is wrong...
This doesn't protect against a "bit barn exploding", unless of course the explosion is known about in advance :)
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Well, we meant if the data center under maintenance explodes... but if it's confusing, I'll change it to something sarcastic.
IBM's Power VM has been doing "Live Partition Mobility" or LPM, of huge and tiny virtual machines for a decade.
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