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Not too long ago a few software engineers figured out that a server running a single application is wasteful because a significant amount of power is consumed by the server, yet only a small fraction of the processing capability is being used. Today one of the many reasons IT departmen...
Virtualization is becoming an increasingly important concept, not only to IT staffs, but to CIOs and line-of-business managers as well. Aspects of the 'new economy' that contribute to the need for virtualization range from a globally distributed workforce of users who expect more contr...
BEA Systems has announced the delivery of BEA Virtualization 2.0 - the completion of BEA's Java application virtualization offering. BEA Virtualization 2.0 includes WebLogic Server Virtual Edition (WLS VE) and is designed to allow enterprise Java applications to run as self-contained s...
In the world of finance, investments are regularly measured by performance. If an investment isn't making money, the basic rule is make a change, and quickly. Consider a stock purchased for a dollar. If you bought that stock, and it became obvious that the value was going down rather t...
The early 1980s marked a revolution in the chip industry. System architecture shifted from the board level to the chip level, making it possible to compile a chip. The data center is undergoing a similar evolution that will enable organizations to compile their dream data center. How? ...
When back in 2005 we asked our globe-girdling network of industry executives, enterprise architects, software engineers, technology evangelists, analysts, and VCs to pinpoint what they thought the Next Big Thing would be, only one respondent singled out Virtualization and that was soft...
Server virtualization provides an immediate reduction in hardware and configuration cost. But in focusing merely on the hardware side of virtualization, are we leaving money on the table? While organizations can reduce the number of boxes they need, and save the cost of replicating ser...
Although I am somewhat of a new user of containers virtualization technology, I thought I'd write a short article giving an overview about using containers virtualization instead of dedicated physical servers for people thinking about trying virtualization technology - especially 'cont...