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The Rise of the Apprentice

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The Rise of the Apprentice
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Although there is nothing hideous about VMs and Containers, with the newest installment of the Star Wars saga imminent, it is somewhat timely to draw an analogy from the dark forces. The sith master always has an apprentice who learns from him and becomes stronger to the point where he does not need the master. He sometimes even kills the master only to look for his own apprentice. The days of VMs are not yet numbered, but the force seems to be strong with Containers.

Back in 2003, when VMware announced vCenter with ESX, it liberated the applications from hardware crutch and vMotion was sheer magic. However, the compute, storage and networking ecosystem around ESX was built for bare metal applications. VMware invested heavily into processor emulation, abstracted the SAN and NAS storage appliances via VMFS and NFS client to provide a virtualization-friendly storage interface, and introduced the powerful…

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