create a virtual network and let the hackers hack it. then analyze what happened. would be a nice demo.
show how routing, networking works
software testing, web design testing
test software across various windows systems
test web design across various platforms and browsers
use stackvm to demo software to users before they buy it
(added by bgs100) use stackvm on bug reports/with a bug tracker; the reporter could set up a VM with the software and configuration that exposed the bug, and developers could check the configuration in the VM and mess around with the VM
automate various tasts on a vm with an api
for example, vm(‘linux’).run(‘/usr/bin/firefox’).app_click(‘addressbar’).sendtext(‘http://www.catonmat.net\n’)
or vm(‘linux’).move_mouse(sin(t), cos(t), [screen.width/2, screen.height/2], [-100, 100])
For instance, Heroes of Might and Magic III on a VM, being shared amongst all the players remotely.
automatic offsite backups of vms from a local stackvm instance
ability to keep working relatively uninterrupted when servers fail by switching to remotely hosted instances