On April 16, 2006, I wrote (in another unnnamed tech pub) about Microsoft's plans for a virtual machine management platform , then code-named "Carmine," which was being designed for Microsoft's much touted virtulization hypervisor under development, then code named "Viridian."These product promises were downright ethereal at a time when market leader VMware was printing money and preparing its version 3.
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.
I just completed a fascinating conversation with Neil Gardner, VP of Marketing, and Jan Tarzia, Director of Corporate Communications, of Endeavors Technologies concerning the roll application virtualization and streaming has in a future "cloud computing" based environment. It appears that the catch phrase du jour is cloud or mesh computing.
I had the delightful opportunity to speak with Richard Muirhead, Tideway Systems' Founder and CEO, about the launch of the newest release of Tideway Foundation. The company is focused on making life simpler for IT administrators who are doing their best to keep up with a rapidly changing IT environment that is based upon services running on Windows, Unix, Linux and Netware.
I've been invited to attend Microsoft's Management Summit 2008 (MMS) in the city of Lost Wages, NV. I will be heading out on Monday and will be at the event throughout the week.
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Dan's journey into desktop virtualizaiton land continues with this post. As I trudged down the path towards a greater understanding of all virtualization technologies, I met Kenji Obata, Founder, CEO and all around interesting person, of Xenocode and we had an interesting discussion of application virtualization and the role it plays in overall desktop virtualization.
I recently had a conversation with Henry Ruta, CEO, and Jeff Fischer, Senior Director of Strategic Development, both of a desktop virtualization startup, Desktone. If nothing else, the company has a very impressive executive team and appears to be well funded.
Towards the beginning of April, I was approached by representatives of CA who wanted me to discuss a then-recent survey about the adoption of virtualization technology. Having conducted numerous studies while I was with IDC, I'm always skeptical when looking at survey data.
I've long known that Sun is one of the few suppliers that has an entry in nearly every virtualization software category listed in the Kusnetzky Group Model. This not only allows the company to address organization's requirements at almost every level.
I spoke recently with Aly Orady, co-founder and CTO, and Benjamin Baer, VP of Marketing, both of of Pano Logix, about Pano Logic Virtual Desktop Solution (VDS) 2.0 and the Pano Logic "Zero Client.