As I mentioned in the post, Virtualization and security, quite a number of suppliers focused on security in virtualized environments have come forward to speak with me in the past month. Stonesoft is one of those companies.
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've been working through a project for a KG client that involves running through the same script on Windows (XP), Mac OS X (10.5) and Linux (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop).
It's easy to spot market trends when many vendors call to schedule meetings and all of them want to speak about the same topic. The topic du mois is security in virtualized environments.
I recently read the post, When Is the Right Time to Launch Your Own Cloud? and thought Alistair Croll was on to something.
VMware has released two new virtualization management services and bundles to advance its technical lead in the market.To that end, the Palo Alto, Calif.
A while ago, I spoke with the folks of Apani about security in virtualized environments. Although this isn't a topic that is getting as much media attention as virtual machine software, virtual access software or virtual application environment software, it is a very important topic.
I see that Tony Asaro, Chief Strategy Officer over at Virtual Iron, recently presented some interesting comments about what makes up true server virtualization in his blog. In his post, he points out that "The hypervisor is important and is useful for consolidating servers.
Steve Fink, Solutions Architect for Avanade, and I enjoyed a long chat about a TCO/ROI model that Avanade is using to help their clients project what their datacenter virtualization projects are likely to cost and what type of return could be expected at the end of that project. As a well known model jockey from my years at IDC, I'm always somewhat suspicious of models of this nature.
Xen cofounder and project lead Ian Pratt said predictions about his virtualization hypervisor’s demise to the newer kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) technology are unfounded, a by-product of his competitors’ imaginations. “There’s no evidence for it.
I recently had a chance to chat with Oracle’s vice president of Linux engineering, Wim Coekaerts, and senior director of product marketing, Monica Kumar, about Oracles virtualization efforts and a bit about the philosophy behind the company's efforts. In summary, Oracle sees virtualization technology as just another tool organizations can use to increase the performance, reliability, scalability, agility and/or manageability of their IT infrastructure.