Too bad the inaugural virtual machine is going to be running SCO. Oh well. It’s great that these days you can buy one moderately priced, very powerful machine and use it to run all the services you need for a medium-sized business in a secure and stable way, and then later expand to add capabilities like high availability. This isn’t news to people up to speed on virtualization technologies, but I’m still easing into the awesomeness.
At Berkman we’ve been using VMWare ESX for some time for Windows things, but are now deploying Xen for our production Linux servers. If Maintex didn’t require a legacy SCO system, we could have saved a few thousand bucks, but oh well. VMWare is pretty darn slick regardless.