Virtualization bad for hardware sales?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

I just read this blog, which points to this article, and I disagree. Virtualization is good for hardware sales, because it shortens the hardware refresh cycle. It will certainly cause a shift toward a fewer number of larger, more expensive servers, but it also means that replacing those servers with faster ones will be a lot simpler, and companies will be much more likely to throw more hardware at performance problems than they were in the past.

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