More Virtualization Coming Soon: Virtualized Everything
With IT expenditures both capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) spiraling out of control, businesses have swarmed to virtualization to help consolidate servers, cut energy costs and maximize utilization, among other benefits. But the server virtualization being offered by vendors like VMware is just the tip of the clichéd iceberg.
With their collective eyes set on drastically cutting CAPEX and OPEX while significantly increasing flexibility and scalability, a new breed of vendors is targeting the rest of the datacenter for virtualization. One of these companies is 3Leaf Systems, a Silicon Valley startup with a simple vision: to take a pool of x86 servers and decompose them into I/O, compute and memory, and make each available on demand. 3Leaf has a two-phase Virtual Compute Environment approach, says Senior Director of Marketing Rob Reiner, starting with I/O virtualization (currently available) and culminating with compute and memory virtualization spanning across physical machines (available beginning in 2009).
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