I am always skeptical about new technologies that "threaten" to transform the traditional PC desktop.In my 20 years following the PC industry, I’ve seen them all – server-based models, thin clients, application streaming technologies, hosted ASP and newer software-as-a-service models, even Linux.
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.
Wyse and HP have launched new lines of thin clients that are optimized for Citrix’s XenDesktop and the virtualized desktop.Citrix’s much anticipated XenDesktop, which will compete against VMware’s VDI technology as well as Qumranet’s KVM-based desktop virtualization solution SolidICE, was officially introduced to the market here at Synergy 2008 in Houston today.
Today is the first day of Citrix's Synergy Conference and the company has come out with a gaggle of announcements. (As an aside, do announcements come in gaggles, coveys, pods, or packs?
Tad Bodeman of HP's remote client solutions group provided a broad "memory dump" of today's HP client virtualization announcementt. As with my last post on this topic, HP and Desktop Virtualization, there's simply too much here for me to address each portion of the announcement separately.
Ariel Gorfung, CEO, Neocleus, and I had a fast paced, interesting discussion about the company's notion of "endpoint virtualization" and how that can change how organizations deploy and use desktop and laptop systems. At first I had trouble really getting to the heart of what they were doing.
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.
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.