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Sep252008

Amrit Williams on V12N in the Post-VMworld Era

Very enjoyable, and very good, post from Amrit Williams on virtualization.  He speaks to a number of popular notions (aka myths aka canards):
- Virtualization reduces complexity.
- Virtualization increases security.
- Virtualization will not require specialization.
- Virtualization will save you money today.

Now he does start to frost me a bit when he asks the musical question:

Want to guess how many start-ups will be knocking on your door to solve one or more of the above management issues?

Hey!!  We're one of those start-ups!! Whatcha got against start-ups?!? 

Myths, Misconceptions, Half-Truths and Lies about Virtualization « Amrit Williams Blog

Thanks to VMware you can barely turn around today without someone using the V-word and with every aspect of the English language, and some from ancient Sumeria, now beginning with V it will only get worse.

Reader Comments (2)

Hey Rich,

Thanks for the link. I have nothing against start-ups, I have worked for many in my day and they tend to provide the innovation that drives the industry, unfortunately among the innovation is a lot of crap, snake-oil and failed ideas and it can be difficult for folks to navigate the hype. When I was an analyst with Gartner there were literally hundreds of vendors we would track in the information security and risk group, many of them were start-ups, many of those are no longer with us and dozens are barely hanging on.
Sep 25, 2008 at 3:02PM | Unregistered CommenterAmrit Williams
Just rattlin' your cage, Amrit. No offense taken whatsoever. And ... you're right on both counts. The start-ups can deliver great stuff and they can also be a blight. We'll dedicate ourselves to the former.
Sep 25, 2008 at 3:10PM | Unregistered CommenterRich Miller

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