VMware is investing more resources in the channel and IT community -- and getting more involved in the Linux community -- to preserve its lead in the virtualization software market.At LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center Conference this week, the Palo Alto, Calif.
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.
As I walked the show floor at LinuxWorld/Next Generation Datacenter Conference in San Francisco, I saw evidence of a show in transistion. This reminds me of UNIX shows I attended in the early 1980s.
I arrived at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and proceeded to the speakers ready room to obtain my badge, conference materials and, if the truth be known, get a much needed cup of coffee. In the past few days I've crossed 10 timezones and am having trouble with jet lag.
I'm heading to San Francisco for the Linuxworld Expo/Next Generational Datacenter conference. I'll post from there this week.
I recently had the chance to communicate with Rob Jacks, Chief Information Technology Officer for the Commerce Division of the Chickasaw Nation. The Commerce Division uses Double Take's data protection software and was willing to speak about their experiences with the technology.
Let's for a moment visualize a virtualized desktop environment. An operating system offering a type 2 hypervisor is acting as the primary operating system in a desktop virtualization implementation.
Recently I've had the opportunity to speak with Ariel Gorfung, CEO, and Etay Bogner, CTO, both of Neocleus about their concept of "Endpoint Virtualization." At first I didn't understand how this differed from the various forms of desktop virtualization that others are speaking about.
I was speaking with a Kusnetzky Group client at dinner list night. We came to the conclusion that often when organizations have trouble implementing a virtualization solution, they have not really analyzed their environment to the point that they knew the correct questions.
As I write this, I'm preparing for a business trip (what again?) and thinking about how much customer service has declined in the U.
I recently noticed VMware's (second) free hypervisor, a commentary by Gordon Haff of CNET (one of ZDnet's sister companies). He offered an interesting analysis of VMware's recent move to make it's embedded ESX Server available at no charge starting on July 28.