Posted by: Anonymous
on June 18, 2008 05:31 PM
In many cases, the issue that the vendors are trying to solve with Virtual Appliances is that of ease of installation. For that, things like BitNami (http://Bitnami.org), which runs natively and does not have the virtual appliance overhead, may be a better choice. Example apps include Drupal, Joomla and Dokuwiki. You certainly do not want to run a full VM just to run an instance of Dokuwiki!