I've enjoyed seeing all of the market and industry excitement about virtualization technology. Since I've been involved in this technology since the early 1980s (oops, I gave away my age), it's wonderful to see the new-found enthusiasm some are showing for finding ways to work in a more logical or more virtual computing environment.
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 is a distinguished analyst and the founder of the Kusnetzky Group LLC. He's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
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.
In my post Citrix Acquires XenSource for $500 million, I questioned whether two dissimilar corporate cultures could be integrated successfully. There are many examples of failed attempts in this department.
For the past couple of weeks, I've been hearing rumors that Citrix would acquire XenSource. Thinking of Citrix's past history of acquisitions, the overall history of technology acquisitions and what I know about the personalities of the two companies in question, I told people that I thought this was a rather bad idea.
I'll admit it, I've been tardy in sharing some of the details of a conversation concerning SteelEye's Lifekeeper product family I had with Bob Williamson of SteelEye immediately after LinuxWorld. What can I say?
Novell's Joe Wagner and Richard Whitehead caught up with me after a whirlwind trip to San Francisco for Linuxworld. They wanted to bring me up to date on Novell ZENworks Orchestrator.
I just stumbled across an interesting website, www.Stream24-7.
XenSource announced XenEnterprise V4 on August 13th. Here's a quick review of the announcement highlights:A quick scan of the XenSource announcement reveals that XenEnterprise v4 offers the following new features:XenMotion and Server Resource Pools: Multiple physical systems may be combined into a pool of virtual resources.
Vizioncore is a well-known member of the VMware ecosystem. I had a chance to chat with Chris Akerberg of Vizoncore about this announcement.
I had an opportunity to ask Patrick McFadin, Director of Engineering, Hobsons EMT, a few questions about how his organization is using tools from Virtual Iron. A highly edited, slightly sanitized version of our conversation follows.
I just heard the news that Scalent Systems was awarded "Best Virtualization Solution" at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Since quite a number of virtualization technology providers or technology projects were at the event; such as FastScale, OpenVZ, SteelEye, SWsoft, VirtualLogix and 3Leaf Systems; that's quite a complement.