Virtues of virtualization

I gave a keynote at the virtualization seminar organized by IBM, vmware & Techvoyant.

I talked about how

programming languages (UCSD Pascal-p, Java Virtual Machine),

operating systems (OS/360 VMM, device drivers, virtual memory),

databases (View in relational DBMS), and

networks (SAN) all had used virtualization for long.

I also talked of the power of virtualization in

    production environment (better utilization, legacy application hosting),
    test environment (manage resources better), and
    academics (create expensive hardware without “owning”)

all translate to savings in cost.

Mike Sumner of vmware gave an excellent talk with compelling video clips to get the message across. Sridhar of Techvoyant gave an outstanding talk on “myths & realities”. Excelsoft & VTU shared their virtualization experiences; there were demos too. All in all it was a great day of learning

(Keynote address at Taj Residency Hotel, June 15, 2006)

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