Since the release of VMware Player and the Community Virtual Machines (which now morphed in Virtual Appliances) project the whole community is embracing the concept so deeply that new optimizations and businesses are rising.
This process is (and will for many months) further accelerated by the launch of the VMware Challenge.
A good example is the new site Virtual Appliances, not endorsed by VMware in any way, committed to produce very small footprints virtual machine assolving specific tasks.
It’s actually offering for free a a beta virtual appliance of 15Mb doing web server, but I bet it will soon provide a complete commercial offer.
Who will come next?
Thanks to OSNews for the news.