Virtualization, 20yrs late. Was: "Death of a firewall" and Xen
bsder at allcaps.org
Tue Jul 12 15:45:57 PDT 2005
David Thomas wrote:
>>Sure, but then that defeats the whole point of a "$300 pee cee". At
>>that point I might as well spend $4000 on a power server as I'm likely
>>to be spending $2000 (or so) on the pee cee and $700 on the card and
>>still only getting a Band-Aid solution.
> Let's be specific. What exactly would you spend that $4000 on? What is
> a "power server"?
> If you think the IBM solution is Band-Aid I suggest you have a second
> look at the technology. IPMI _is_ band-aid. Remember that IBM still is
> a mainframe company. Andrew, what specifically are you missing that
> reduces this to "Band-Aid"?
Ummm, I think you got my meaning backward.
My comment is that the Power server is fully-supported in management the
whole way from power on to fully functional. This is good and is the
right way to do thing.
$4799 retail. Normally available for quite a bit less.
No matter how good the IBM card which works on x86 is, it is hamstrung
by the fact that the underlying computer must still be PeeCee compatible.
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