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Our Economy Ain't Dead Yet

All week, the financial news has been bleak. Lehman Brothers saying uncle, stocks falling faster than a base jumper, the doom-and-gloom analysts getting unlimited air time...

But I was living in a different world. At VMworld, there were some 10,000 customers looking to transform their shops, over 200 third parties creating a brand-new and vibrant market, and a company, VMware, looking to do revolutionary things -- doing it all with a fair bit a class and savvy.

Virtualization also offers us a way out of this economic and even energy mess. Through the massive centralization of servers, PCs, networks and storage that virtualization allows, we can save mega megawatts. The energy saves are stupendous, as are the hardware and management economics.

Posted by Doug Barney on September 18, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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