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.
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 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.
B.V. Jagadeesh, CEO of 3Leaf Systems, and I had a long, interesting discussion of what it would take to create the proper hardware platform for an agile, highly reliable, high performance environment using industry standard components when and wherever possible.
Calendar showdown! My friends at Citrix and I were just not able to get together to speak about their newest edition of XenDesktop.
Several companies in the virtualization software club have focused on using some combination of virtual machine software, virtual access software and management software for virtual environments to make development and testing easier and more productive.
It seems that just about every day I hear from a newcomer to the virtualization software market that has focused its time and creativity on "desktop virtualization." I've got one or two posts to write on companies of this nature and still more are appearing.
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In a seemingly endless list of competitors in what could be called "desktop virtualization," HP stands out as one of the few competitors that plays in desktop systems, portable systems, handheld systems, blade PCs, blade servers, traditional servers, software and professional services. So, when Tad Bodeman of HP wanted to discuss HP's "Remote Client Solutions" I was more than happy to make time on my calendar for the chat.
It seems that various forms of "desktop virtualization" are coming from everywhere right now. I've spoken with a number of market newcomers and still come across new, interesting approaches to offering people the "desktop experience" without requiring their own desktop computer.