Virtual machine overhead has been part of the folklore for quite some time. I've heard it described as the "virtualization tax" by those opposed to the use of this technology.
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.
Yesterday I attended a VMware analyst briefing in good ol' Beantown, a.k.
A friend in the industry recently asked for my opinion on an interesting question "is virtualization becoming a replacement for clustering?" I knew he really meant the combination of virtual machine software and management software for virtualized environments that provided orchestration and automation capabilities.
After many attempts at scheduling a meeting, I was finally able to speak with Stratus about their new virtual machine/clustering/HA software offering called Avance. It's Stratus' entry into the pure software market.
I recently had a chance to speak with Dr. John Whaley, Co-founder and CTO of MokaFive.
In previous episodes of the continuing saga of Virtual Man, sponsored by the Cheshire Cat, we learned that Dan’s HTC Advantage got sick (see Repair of my HTC Advantage Part 1), that he sent the poor thing off to the HTC hospital (see Repair of my HTC Advantage Part 2) and even though the shipping company said the device had arrived at the shop no one knew where it was (see Repair of my HTC Advantage Part 3).
I recently had a chance to communicate with Joe Monday and Steve Thomas, both Directors at CIGNA, about their organization's selection and use of products from Apani Networks. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule Joe and Steve.
A number of suppliers are launching either new virtualization products or updates to current products at Microsoft's TechEd in Orlando, FL. Here's a quick review of a few of those products.
Joe Fitzgerald, CEO of ManageIQ, gave me an update on what his company was doing and the improvements that would be in the second version of the company's Enterprise Virtualization Management™ (EVM) Suite. Joe's rich experience in management technology really shows during our discussions.
Not surprisingly, VMware is putting more emphasis on the virtual desktop. On Tuesday, the Palo Alto, Calif.