[colug-432] virtualization, clouds, and infrastructure

Stephen Potter spp at unixsa.net
Thu Dec 16 10:45:53 EST 2010

On 12/16/2010 10:40 AM, Scott Merrill wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Angelo McComis<angelo at mccomis.com>  wrote:
>> Agree 1000% on your approach... Linux does bonded/LACP very well, but if you
>> can afford 10GigE, you're probably not huddled around a camp stove figuring
>> out how to pay for VMware, right?
> 10g Ethernet is in the realm of the financially feasible. It suddenly
> becomes a tough choice to decide between VMware or 10gE. If you can't
> have both, which will provide the best infrastructure investment for
> the business needs?

I would suggest in most cases it would probably be the investment in 
VMware.  10G will come down in price, and it can be added after the fact 
pretty easily - put switches/blades in place, put NICs in servers, 
connect, done.  VMware is much more difficult to retrofit and costs 
extra hardware in the short term as well.  If you're considering using a 
different virtualization solution, that's a different question entirely.


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