Friday, November 30, 2007

Virtualization + Open Source = A Revolution in Networking

Rob said it, not me. Well, actually, I was discussing virtualization and networking with Rob before he said it, so I'm sure that helped clarify his thinking. His conclusion is spot-on.

During the discussion, Rob made a really good point that his blog post didn't state: In today's world, every IT purchase must be understood in light of virtualization. It's simply that big of a fundamental technology. When he first said that to me, I had to take a step back. Is that really true? I wondered. Yup, that is true. Wow. We have come a long way from a few years ago when nobody even knew what virtualization was.

Fortunately, it's fairly easy to see where Vyatta stands on virtualization, at least the current thinking. This is sure to shift in the future as our community drives forward with bigger and better virtualized ideas.

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