Klara says that Wisconsin has been using VMWare to achieve server virtualization, using VMotion. They’re achieving some economy of power and cooling that way. One comment from the audience is that it’s harder to monitor virtual servers. Shel reports that they’re seeing a lot of uptake on use of VMWare offering, especially for departments that want to have staging and test servers available.
This panel exceeded my attention span, mostly I think due to a long day after a short night’s sleep. So I missed a bunch of no doubt interesting points.
The day ends with some discussion of whether it makes sense for CSG to broker some experiments with multiple institutions working together to help each other do backup and data resumption services.