In my next life ...

In my next life, i will apply for another job: I want to be an analyst. Getting a bulkload of money for having almost no clue about a topic must be great. I don´t like analysts … okay this iss nothing new to the people who know me. I´ve insulted some of them at a Sun Conference years back, when i was an invited customer for a panel discussing (I just told them that i don´t trust them, because they didn´t have to wake up at night to clean up the problems of the gear they recommend in their “research papers”. BTW: Interesting question - would the 1999 Jörg trust the 2007 Jörg …). My most disliked analyst quote this week is in an article of Techworld about Sun xVM:

In addition, Sun has implied that some of the features in Solaris 10 will be integrated with the xVM technology, Staten said. He added that such a move would make xVM "compelling for Solaris-centric or Solaris-only environments."

Mr. Staten works at Forrester … as an analyst. Such comments leave me with some question marks on my forehead. The whole point behind the xVM is the integration of Solaris into it. Or to say it more correct: xVM Server is Solaris. The basic idea of xVM is quite simple: Solaris has some really nice availability features like the fault management architecture or SMF. Wouldn´t it be nice to use this features with your prefered operating environment for your applications? Think of it as a extended VMware ESX, without Linux, but with a Solaris Core. So it would be compelling for everybody, who want to use the merits of this features. Even for a pure Linux or Windows shop xVM can be a viable choice, as you can view the Solaris in xVM as an appliance-ized environment. The statement of Mr. Staten would imply, that you have to be a Linux-Centrix or Linux-Only shop to use VMware ESX.