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Ilya Baimetov's Server Virtualization Blog When it comes to defining the role of virtualization, there are two camps: 1) Virtualization is a platform – represented by VMware; 2) Virtualization is a feature – represented by Parallels, Microsoft, Citrix, IBM, SUN, Novell, and Oracle. VMware knows that only software companies that are platform vendors survive in the long run. VMware’s only asset is virtualization, so they have to position their own virtualization as replacement for someone else’s existing platforms. In this interview, Mendel Rosenblum says that hypervisor will not replace the OS, but in the next sentence he says that the OS as we know it, will cease to exist. Instead, it will be reduced to an application-specific library. VMware prays for it, while others are concerned – but this subject deserves a separate post. VMware goes... (more)