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Re: [Publicity] Interesting article about Software Defined Data Center & Virtualization

Hi George and Russ,

I did follow up with the writer suggesting that he catch up on Xen Project, emphasizing an open hypervisor technology as the best way to really avoid lock in.

I'll keep you posted. 

Thanks for sharing your feedback too.


On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 11:52 AM, George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 04/02/2014 04:29 PM, Russ Pavlicek wrote:
Right.  Virtualization is now a component, rather than the goal, of IT
plans. SDDC will continue to heat up.  The user communities for
hypervisors will continue to become more abstract and indirect (kind
of like the user community for glibc).

The VMware/Cisco quote highlights the future while seemingly missing
the point: the vendor lock-in of the future in the datacenter will be
software, not hardware.  VMware knows this and has hurried down that
road in order to get its piece of that pie.

Yeah, it's pretty disingenuous for VMWare, who have spent their entire corporate lifetime locking people into a hypervisor and then charging high rents, to say "Oh, the advantage of using our SDDC is that we won't lock you in."

In fact the opposite is true: the reason they're getting into SDDC is because they *can't* charge high rents for hypervisors anymore, and they're *hoping* to lock you in with SDDC so they can charge high rents again.


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