Virtual Machines 101: VMware vs. Microsoft

The NY Times' profile of VMware offers a user-friendly overview of virtualization and why it matters.

Rich Miller

February 25, 2007

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Have you ever had trouble explaining virtualization, and why it matters? It's not always a user-friendly topic for non-geeks. Steve Lohr's profile of VMware in today's New York Times provides an excellent overview of virtualization and its significance in the next few years, especially for data center management. It's a great link to share with friends or colleagues who are still coming up to speed on virtualization, or who struggle to get past the jargon and gain clarity on key concepts. Here's an excerpt:

A virtual machine essentially mimics a computer so that several copies of an operating system

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