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Sep202008

McAllister on VDC OS

Short and thoughtful perspective by Neil McAllister regarding VMware's Virtual Data Center Operating Systems (VDC OS).  Pretty much sets the question.

VMware proposes a new kind of OS |Fatal Exception | Neil McAllister | InfoWorld

In some respects, VDC OS is merely the next rung on the VMware hype ladder. After all, if the press is predicting that OS vendors will put you out of business, preemptively proclaiming the death of the traditional OS is a decent tactic. If you look past the marketing, however, VDC OS is actually a fascinating concept. If VMware manages to achieve half of what it promises, it could have significant implications for application developers and customers alike.

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