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Happy Virtual Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, for those of us in the U.S., is a couple of days away. Thus, our blogging output will drop, essentially, to zero for the next few days (blame it on tryptophan). For probably my last blog of the week, I'd like to list some of the things for which I'm thankful -- both of the virtualization and non-virtualization variety.

I'm thankful that there's more choice than ever in the virtualization space. Hypervisors are plentiful and free, letting you choose which one, or ones, work best for your environment. In addition, new companies are springing up almost daily to add to the smorgasboard of good stuff. The competition will only make things better.

I'm thankful for the fabulous IBM "green" ads, which are not only hilarious, but are spreading the message of how virtualization can help the environment while simultaneously saving companies money. And they're doing it the right way -- not focusing on the technology, but the benefits.

I'm thankful that gas is down to $1.75 a gallon in my neck of the woods. Maybe I'll buy that Hummer after all.

I'm thankful that although the server consolidation wave is still the leading edge of virtualization, that companies are looking at other unusual uses for virtualization, including disaster recovery, networking and even cell phone usage.

I'm thankful that the Redskins seem to have -- finally -- found a real quarterback.

I'm thankful for these virtualization blogs, that keep me informed and entertained:

Finally, I'm thankful for my wife and family, who make every day an adventure. Life is sometimes frustrating, but it ain't ever boring.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Posted by Keith Ward on 11/25/2008 at 12:48 PM


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