Thursday, May 01, 2008

Virtual software appliances

Read this article http://www.cio.com/article/170051/Virtual_Software_Appliances_Why_They_Could_End_Deployment_Hell_

and thought wow, this sounds like reality, an idea which can really click in the time to come. Coming to think of it, deploying an app which has 2-3 components, then configuring it on your machine and then doing installation is a long and painful step. So you have a ready made virtual machine which can be up and running in 5 mins. All pain of installation and deployment just goes away. Taking backups of VM is also a breeze and incase anything happens going back to the last point is also very easy.

Some of the points that go against it are-
  1. People want a unique mix. For e.g. someone like IIS and others like weblogic.
Anything else?

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