Diane Greene: The operating system shouldn’t matter to the customer anymore. What matters to them is the service they’re getting and how stable [the OS] is and how well it runs. Once you put in that virtual infrastructure, the only thing that the operating system is there for is to give the application a sort of platform to run on.
A very interesting articleÃ‚Â about vmware, definately take a look.Ã‚Â Vmware allows application teams/users to try how their application can work on different operating systems, so Monday it might be windows and then ported to linux by Friday.Ã‚Â The point being where as in the ‘olden days’ you had a unix support team, a wintel team, dictating standards and policies for their operating system support, with vmware the operating system becomes more a commodity, more disposable.
I don’t like the pricing structure, the way windows is working, I can request a virtual machine running linux, test and port my application to linux.
The days when platform choice would involve emotional conversations “we don’t support….”Ã‚Â are therefore set to end in the long term…