Why Virtualization Fragmentation Sucks
Virtualization has moved into the mainstream of computing. Most businesses are no longer asking if they should deploy a virtualization solution; they are instead asking which vendors support the technologies they have already implemented. In many ways, this is a great new age for software vendors. With virtualization technology so common, it makes it possible to reduce the costs associated with supporting a product on a large assortment of operating systems. Software vendors can now bundle just the right amount of operating system required to support their software application in a software appliance model.