Ken Hess

Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.

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Processing virtualization and green computing

Processing virtualization and green computing

As mentioned in my post titled, Virtualization and Green Computing, green computing the industry catch phrase for finding ways to make the most efficient use of computing resources. In this post, I'd like to look at processing virtualization and the role it plays in green computing.

May 19, 2007 by in Virtualization

Storage virtualization and green computing

Storage virtualization and green computing

As mentioned in my post titled, Virtualization and Green Computing, green computing the industry catch phrase for finding ways to make the most efficient use of computing resources. In this post, I'd like to look at storage virtualization and the role it plays in green computing.

May 17, 2007 by in Hardware

Virtualization and green computing

Virtualization and green computing

"Green computing" seems to be seems to be the up and coming thing for suppliers offering virtualization software as well as management software for virtualized environments. It's a topic that has come up over and over again in my discussions with suppliers recently.

May 16, 2007 by in Hardware

Virtual Appliances - the good, the bad and the ugly

Virtual Appliances - the good, the bad and the ugly

It would be very wise for the organization's IT department to find out what licensing applies to a virtual image. It would be much better if the terms and conditions of use are known and the appropriate operational and administrative procedures defined before a virtual image is unleashed on the network.

May 8, 2007 by in Virtualization

Why choose a virtual environment?

Why choose a virtual environment?

Why do organizations choose to go to the time and trouble to adopt some form of virtualization technology? Those thinking that virtualization only refers to the use of virtual machine software to allow a single system to support multiple, encapsulated workloads would mention the factors of time and cost (see Cost and energy benefits driving virtualization).

May 7, 2007 by in Virtualization

Conversation with John Engates, Rackspace's CTO

Conversation with John Engates, Rackspace's CTO

Rackspace's PR firm contacted me and asked if I would be interested in speaking with Rackspace's CTO, John Engates, to get a technology consumer's view of the state of virtualization technology today.  I, of course, jumped at the chance since I usually speak with representatives of various vendors.

May 6, 2007 by in Data Centers

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