So I have been talking to many customers with regard to our Visualization strategy in the context for both the Data centre and Desktop as of late.  Typically you to asked about VMWare.  I am not going to get into this conversation right now.  However I came across this interesting view point form Mark Bowker a blog post after returning from the Microsoft Management summit.

http://esgblogs.typepad.com/marks_blog/2008/05/after-a-little.html

Highlighted points worth noting:

  • "forget about the hypervisor, it is the management tools that really matter" could not agree more :)
  • "Quick Migration, which does cause some downtime, but it can be measured in seconds, not minutes"