Thursday, May 01, 2008

Virtual software appliances

Read this article

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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