Memory: 1 GB RAM (Recommend at least 2 GB for good performance)
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon CPU: 1.8 Ghz
Swap space: 2 GB
Hard disk: 72 GB
Obviously we will also run the Oracle VM Server on some supercharged Dell PowerEdge servers that have 8 cores, 32 GB RAM and some NetApp storage in the backend to provide some excellent performance.
Our goal is obviously a lot higher. Later in the book, we will run CloudApps on the lean and mean JeOS (Just Enough Operating System), which we also fondly call CloudOS, that fire up in milli-seconds to serve the consumer instantaneously.