Wednesday data center tidbits: VMware tap dances, RIPE and Duke make excuses

The funniest thing I’ve read all week is the piece about VMware dissing bare metal desktop hypervisors. The sequence sort of goes like this:

1. We promised a bare metal desktop hypervisor.

2. Wow, this is harder than it looks.

3. Well, the hardware on the average PC wouldn’t be compatible anyways so we don’t REALLY need to do this.

4. If we WERE going to do it, we’d do it better than those pansies over at Citrix anyways because we’re the experts.

When you consider I can load a bare metal server class hypervisor on regular PC hardware (Xen) without a problem and Citrix already has their bare metal client hypervisor, VMware comes off sounding like a petulant child.

Next up is a follow on to the RIPE/Duke BGP routing fiasco. It’s nice to know that it was a Cisco router bug that caused this “experiment” to go out of control but it doesn’t change the fact that NOBODY should have been feeding “experimental” BGP announcements out to the live Internet, period. Gives new meaning to the term irresponsible.

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