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.
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.
Dell issued a press release today saying "Dell is driving the next wave of virtualization solutions beyond hypervisors and hardware consolidation with end-to-end solutions tuned to the speed of businesses of all sizes." While there are sufficient catch phrases, buzz words and industry jargon in that statement to statisfy most marketing folks, what does this really mean?
Oracle is integrating virtualization management into its grid control product, the company's chief corporate architect said.Oracle VM, a server virtualization product based on the Xen open source virtualization hypervisor, made its debut last November.
ClearCube has long offered an interesting desktop virtualization environment that is based upon its VMware-enabled ClearCube PC blades with its Sentral™ management software. When combined, the two create a very usable virtual desktop environment.
I just got a note from an old friend, Greg Pettit, and thought I'd pass it on to you. Here's a snippet from his message.
I don't often get the opportunity to speak with companies offering a different take on network virtualization, a blade networking approach. A week ago, I had a chance to speak with Dan Tuchler, VP of Strategy and Product Management, for BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) about network virtualization for blade servers.
Enomaly is a software developer in Toronto whose open source cloud computing platform is getting a lot of attention these days.The platform, Enomalism, is a virtual infrastructure tool that allows customers create their own cloud capacity and move virtual machines from one’s data center or from anywhere on the cloud to virtually any location.
I've been asked by a KG client to run through a specific set of functions on a specific set of desktop environments and report back to them on my experiences. I'm to include such things as how long it took to set things up, how quickly it would take their staff to become productive in their new world, compatibility with data/files they've already created, and an evaluation of what it would cost per staff member if the entire environment was made up of that one desktop environment.
Virtualization is a very broad topic that includes mechanisms to move many types of functions into a logical environment that can have enhanced characteristics over physical environments. Access to applications, the applications themselves, processing of system functions, networking functions, storage functions can all be moved into this logical or virtual world.
KVM sponsor Qumranet launched its long awaited desktop virtualization solution today, just weeks before rival Citrix launches its own XenDesktop solution.The Sunnyvale, calif.