Server Virtualization: It’s All About the App

April 7, 2011 No Comments

Virtual machines are just tablecloths; applications are the actual plates of slap-up nosh that businesses are interested in. That’s the view of David Greschler, Microsoft’s director of virtualization strategy. It’s also a prosaic way of saying that “it’s all about the app.”

Of course that’s true, and it’s why server application virtualization technology is so interesting to Microsoft. By packaging a server application up in a piece of virtual tupperware, you can then carry it around and dish it out anywhere: on a virtual machine in your server room, in a private cloud in your data center, or out in the public cloud — as long as it’s on Microsoft’s virtualization infrastructure, of course.

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