holding pattern

02:34 Sep 22, 2011
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Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / VMware
English term or phrase: holding pattern
As Bowker puts it, the challenge for VMware is continuing to advance its customers along a high-level path, and not fall into a trap where ***virtualization becomes a holding pattern for apps*** -- as could be the case if a company re-architects its applications for Microsoft Windows Azure as opposed to traditional x86 VMs.
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holding pattern



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前文的 fall into a trap 和后面的 pattern 正好是意思互相补充的


注:Vmware 是出虚拟机的公司——在下曾经是其产品的拥趸,后来转向 Parallels Desktop 了——也就是在一个平台上(如 windows)虚拟另一个操作系统(如 mac os),因此“虚拟化”这一翻译个人认为值得商榷。

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Asker: virtualization是指虚拟化技术,与virtual machine虚拟机是两码事。

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Reference: holding pattern

Reference information:
1. A usually circular pattern flown by aircraft awaiting clearance to land at an airport.
2. A state of waiting or delay; a static situation:

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