Configuresoft's Technology Strategist, George Gerchow, and I had a lovely discussion about virtualization, virtual machine software (such as VMware) and the stresses this technology push on overworked IT professionals. During this discussion, I mentioned that I thought that Configuresof's focus is too narrow, that virtualization is a far broader issue than merely the deployment, provisioning and management of virtual machines.
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.
Recently I had a chance to speak with two folks from Covalent Technologies, Mark Brewer, CEO, and Charlie Purdom, VP of Marketing. It was a wonderful chance to catch up with what the company is doing now.
It's been all over the media that VMware filed its IPO so that it could sell 10% of its stock to the public and that very quickly after that offer was made Intel Corporation paid $218.5 million to purchase 2.
This is the final episode in Dan's adventure in Dell-land. I'm sure you're tired of hearing about this anyway.
I've been trying to sort out how Microsoft plays in the rapidly moving world of virtualization technology for industry standard systems. I've spoken with over 50 different companies who are actively trying to carve out their niche in this world.
A short while ago, Roger Sakowski and I had the opportunity to speak with XDS, Inc.’s CEO and Chairman, Mario Dal Canto.
Here's a quick status report for those following my adventures in Dell-land. It's now been 8 days since I sloshed coffee in the keyboard of my new Dell laptop.
Here we are in the the sixth day of my coffee-in-the-keyboard adventure. Here's a quick review of the situation:My post describing day 1 presented how I stupidly allowed coffee to slosh into my new laptop and did my best to engage Dell Computer’s service department in the hopes of getting Dell to honor it's "on-site, next business day" service contract.
A short while ago, I had a wonderful conversation with Edmundo Costa, CEO, and Tamar Newberger, VP of marketing, of Catbird , about a new product they were launching. Since I've spoken with them many times in the past when they were associated with Tarantella and the Santa Cruz Operation, it was a chance to catch up with old friends as well as an opportunity to see the first entry in what might be a new product category, a security solution for virtualized networks.
Here we are in the the third day of my coffee-in-the-keyboard adventure. My post about day 1 presented how I stupidly allowed coffee to slosh into my new laptop and did my best to engage Dell Computer's service department.