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Heisdorffer cited Quest's ability to provide bare metal recovery of customers' applications to hardware that is different from the servers on which those applications originally ran, or the ability to recover a virtual machine to a different hypervisor, as examples of building solutions that appeal to all potential customers.
"At one time in the past, no one would have thought that Oracle databases and SQL databases would be found in the same enterprise," he said. "Now it's common. I'm convinced Microsoft will catch up to VMware in virtualization as well."