VMware can virtualize 8 physical servers per processor. As a result for each quad (4) processor server we install VMware on we can create 32 virtual servers. Essentially, 1 physical server becomes 32 virtual servers. We are saving big $$$ on hardware, rack space, real estate, electricity and labor. It's truly remarkable.
If you are going to put 32 machine and virtualize them, you will not only buy one machine to virtualize. My company bought 8 blade server and virtualize 40 currently into 8 physical server. This way if even 2 or 3 server goes down, the virtual server just move to the other physical server. Like in stock, you diversified.
You just exposed your stupidity.
Vmwre is doing nothing new in reality. This is what mainframes have done for years.
and Yes if hardware fails things can go down. Why do you think VMware created Vmotion HA/DRS?????
I find that most of the folks buying and dumping this stock have no clue what this all really means...
Heh, you should learn something about VM. VM isn't about 1 machine with 32 servers on it, it is about dozens of servers with thousands of machines on them. If 1 hardware server goes down, its machines immediately, and automatically, fire up on other hardware.
If there is a hardware failure on one of the machines which requires maintenance, one can even move the running virtual machines ON THE FLY, without taking it down.
And if designed correctly, even if entire datacenters get taken out, those virtual machines can fire up in a completely different datacenter at a remote location.
Now who is dumb?
I agree. I'm not an IT specialist myself, but my best friend is, and he is raving about VMW virtualization.
I myself am account manager in Europe, and in hospitals here i have encountered VMW solutions too : everyone was exited about them
vmware can have a cure for cancer... if the stock is overpriced amidst a recessionary environment and encroaching competition, then the valuation should fall noticeably from here. Needs another 33 percent haircut imo to be competitively priced.
Also, prior to purchasing VMware's solution we had no High Availability or Disaster Recovery solution. The cost of these solutions on the market were price prohibitive. With VMware we now have a High Availability and Disaster recovery solution.