Anyway, I was working with a colleague who was having a difficult time installing some implementation of a VMware offering (the details are hazy) on a random HP Prolient DL360 G4 server connected to our backend storage. I remember thinking to myself “what the heck is this and why would someone use this?” Wow, was I clueless. It would take at least a year or two before I realized the full potential of [all] virtualization software. Today, it seems like anything and everything is being virtualized and while VMware did not necessarily invent the technology, they did however make it more affordable and accessible to the rest of us before competing solutions started to grab some of its marketshare.
That being said: Happy Birthday VMware!