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General Unix This article explores the virtualization features available to administrators across several UNIX hardware platforms. Discover what they have to offer and how their features compare to PowerVM.
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hmm
by poundsmack on Wed 15th Oct 2008 22:51 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

while the whole commercial was entertaining, the thing that made me laugh was this, "IBM has a 40-plus year history of virtualization. No other vendor can come close to making this claim..."

now at first there isnt anything really funny about it until you consider this. IBM has only updated its virtualization software AFTER another vendor did (Sun, HP, OSS, etc...). IBM released a product and then plays catch up to every comopany's new release, the "me too" game. not that i don't like there virtualization, infact i love WPARs, but its still nothing to write home about.

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RE: hmm
by Francis Kuntz on Thu 16th Oct 2008 08:33 in reply to "hmm"
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2006-09-23

IBM released a product and then plays catch up to every comopany's new release, the "me too" game.

Are you kidding ? Which catch up ? Sun is releasing LDOM 5 years after IBM released LPAR taken from mainframe.

WPAR are useless on AIX as LPAR are so advanced.

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RE: hmm
by abubasim on Thu 16th Oct 2008 09:24 in reply to "hmm"
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2008-10-16

now at first there isnt anything really funny about it until you consider this. IBM has only updated its virtualization software AFTER another vendor did (Sun, HP, OSS, etc...). IBM released a product and then plays catch up to every comopany's new release, the "me too" game.

Really? IBM has had virtualization technology since the late 60s. First on the mainframe platform starting with the OS level with CP/67 which became VM/370, VM/SP/ VM/ESA and today z/VM, and then as a Hypervisor in microcode as PR/SM and LPARs. This technology has trickled down to AS/400 (now System i) and now recently to System p.

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