Data centers watch Dell-Perot deal with interestSourcing services and servers from one mega company is not something many data center managers are wild about. And yet, as Dell buys Perot Systems, Xerox purchases Affiliated Computer Services and HP rebrands EDS as HP Enterprise Services, it's something many IT professionals will have to consider doing. Tech buyers must weigh the risks of vendor lock-in against the convenience of a one-stop shop, according to SearchDataCenter.com. Parallels to pitch bare-metal hypervisor in the cloud
Parallels' new bare-metal hypervisor is roughly analogous to VMware ESX and Citrix Systems' XenServer and includes management and scalability features designed for multi-tenancy service provider environments. While the company has a low profile in enterprise IT, its Parallels Virtuozzo Containers product is huge with hosting providers. Those companies use OS virtualization software to slice a single Linux or Windows environment into hundreds of virtual private servers. Parallels Server 4 Bare Metal, on the other hand, is a traditional type-one hypervisor that allows multiple virtual machines running different operating systems simultaneously on the same machine.
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