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Apple’s OS X and virtualization: A missed opportunity

June 9, 2011 No Comments

Blog by Jason Perlow

I noted in my original 2009 article where Apple disclosed their plans for their 500,000 square foot North Carolina datacenter – which we now know is going to be the central hub of iCloud — that without virtualization in Mac OS X, they wouldn’t be able to pull off sufficient server density if they planned to dogfood their own technology to run said datacenter.

SURPRISE! The datacenter appears to run on… wait for it… wait for it… the suspense is killing me… HP Proliants. With HP external storage enclosures, NetApp NAS filers and TeraData storage appliances, at least from what can be observed in the title photo of this article and in various stills extracted from Apple’s WWDC keynote video.

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