VMware has now entered the server space with VMware GSX and ESX server software that will run on a hosted machine and bare metal. Get ready for the virtualization tsunami. I can see how this will lower costs through server consolidation and bring flexibility to IT teams.
The ESX version excites me the most. Not requiring a host operating system and installing ESX directly on the hardware, I suspect we will see performance improvements. I am also expecting that we will save on Windows server licenses.
What do you think of this news? Are you thinking about how virtualization will fit into your IT plans? Let me know and thanks for reading.