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May 12, 2007



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I'd like to see some discussion and attention paid to provisioning and automation irrespective of virtualization from a system perspective (include provisioning server, OS, Application, Network resources and storage in response to requirements). There is similar and just as big of a benefit to providing some of the same capabilities mentioned in the virtualization piece to non VM servers by having their personality on shared storage and mapping a server to that personality using iSCSI boot for example.

I'd also like to see some discussion about fabrics or the wire once concept using either Infiniband or 10GbE to reduce the numbers of wires and interface adapters, permitting more widespread use of blades without the I/O penalty typically associated with blades as a result of the limited I/O expansion options.

There are some thing that the HPC community does from an infrastructure perspective (resource grid - different from grid computing) that has a great deal of relevance and added significance to this topic.

Finally I'd like to see some discussion on how ITIL/ITSM or COBIT maps to some of these new capabilities along with the inevitable discussion of charging back for utilization or partial utilization of a resource as a result of temporary or seasonal demand.

Good start!


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