2 posts • joined 23 Jun 2007
Matt, .... if Sun is in troubles the HP Integrity line is not in any better shape with Itanic (despite how you are picturing nicely a well known dieing processor). Sure Intel has tons of money but, if you notice, they are putting all of them on Xeon not on the big (dieing) brother.
Intel (and HP) are fully committed to Xeon/Proliant ..... they are still doing Itanic/Integrity simply because they can't quite that market w/o loosing their face... but it's clear they are both disinvesting in that space.
Move onto the next religious war.
Right ... they want it to become an efficient "Datacenter OS"
I agree with the users that claim that the OS is not going to disappear ..... it's just being "re-worked" if you will.
I guess that the main point is that yes the VMware suite of products (not only the hypervisor but all the components that build the Virtual Infrastructure) are going to become the Datacenter OS foundation and what remains in the virtual machine is just a very thin layer that the ISV would use to wrap their applications with.
The key point is that this "datacenter os" will be very focused on datacenter needs ...... not general purpose. Why would you want to use an OS designed to support Windows Media Player to run your SQL database in the back after all ?
I also agree this won't happen over night (assuming it will happen of course).
I posted a similar comment on the topic here if interested:
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