IBM has been awarded a patent for moving virtual machines across physical servers in a cloud in order to ensure applications are receiving the bandwidth they need. It’s an interesting solution to a problem that has plagued some cloud users.
Yes. Customers were waiting for this. It certainly makes moving services between cloud providers much easier. However: now its patented, changes are there will be a flood of similar, incompatible solutions to avoid payng royalties. I hope IBM will be clever enough to let this patent be used free of charge.
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