There are many suppliers of performance management software that rely on gathering huge amounts of a company's data and then using Big Data analysis to find and prevent problems. CloudPhysics goes beyond this to use data from all of its customers to find and prevent problems.
Virtualization reaches from hand-held devices to the data center to the clouds. Virtually Speaking examines the forces behind this expansion, the suppliers of the technology and the organizations using the technology.
Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He's literally written the book on virtualization and often comments on cloud computing, mobility and systems software. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
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.
Kusnetzky Group clients often speak to us about their need for scalability, reliability, management, and security. They also report the challenges they face when considering cloud computing, the use of Big Data and analytics to better understand their customers' needs and how to safely and effectively support both their own staff and customers using today's smartphones and tablets. IBM says System z is up to the challenge
Organizations often think about using virtualization to make their processing, storage and networks disaster tolerant. DH2i believes that deploying application virtualization is a better way to make databases highly available than using virtual machines.
Here are a few thoughts about Google's mysterious barge that is being fitted out in the San Francisco harbor.
Mid market companies face the same challenges as do larger organizations. They don't, unfortunately, have the luxury of having a large IT staff to make sure that their complex systems perform well. Kaseya believes that its Traverse, a software as a service management and monitoring offering can bring things under control.
WHOA.COM, a supplier of cloud services, has chosen to use monitoring and automation tools from ScienceLogic. The CEO and founder of WHOA.COM explains why.
IBM is showcasing its system Z and Power Systems offerings at an "enterprise summit" this week. Comments, quotes and observations from the event will be posted here.
As Microsoft winds down support of the Windows XP operating system, suppliers of application virtualization solutions are ramping up their marketing messages. While it is true that encapsulating Windows XP applications can make it possible for them to run on Windows 7 or 8, is that the answer?
The next major operating system incarnations will be available as ISOs and as virtual machines. Yes, this is a prediction on my part but it's a very good one.
Selecting a cloud services provider can be a daunting task. Lanx, a medical equipment supplier, chose Virtustream. The company's VP of IT explains the company's reasoning.