This beauty hails from a donut shop called Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, OR. Somewhere in here is a lesson in virtualization. I promise. :-)
Just got back from a trip to Portland where I got to share with our regional office there the concepts of application virtualization and application streaming. It’s not very easy to communicate these ideas to folks who have never heard of or experienced it before.
Right before the show started, there was this box of donuts that had this gem, and I was so in awe of it that I had to take a picture. I wish I had kept it as part of my presentation, but the gent who held it ate it already. I don’t blame him. It looks delicious. Apparently there’s a donut from this same shop that’s basically a maple bar with two strips of bacon on top.
How can you NOT like this???
I digress. In short, I used the donut as an analogy for how traditional desktops are built today: with the OS (donut), Apps (glaze) and Data (Fruit Loops) stuck together. With virtualization, layers of abstraction are created between the donut, the glaze and the fruit loops, so it makes it easier to swap either of the three without affecting the others.
So in the event you ever have to explain to your boss or to others how virtualization works, just think of the desktop as a donut. :-)