David Link, President and CEO of ScienceLogic, and I recently chatted about the challenges of managing a large scale environment that makes heavy use of virtual machine software and how his company is providing tools to simplify this task for IT administrators. Anyone who can put up with my sense of humor can't be all bad.
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.
First of all, I must note for the record that InfoWorld has never given me an award as being top in any category. I'm thankful that they've spared their readers that pain.
In a past life, I wrote a paper about the importance of a "once and done" philosophy. Those who really want to start their day on the wrong foot can read it here.
Managers of industry standard system-based datacenters have dreams of moving beyond a static environment. They imagine that their lives would be quite a bit easier if their datacenters did the following things:Automatically found unused and, thus wasted, resources on a moment-to-moment basis.
A Kusnetzky Group client and I had a rather intense discussion about the role virtualization technology could play in a disaster recovery strategy. Although the strategy this organization was currently pursuing appeared to be based upon sound foundations, it didn't go far enough.
In the post Virtualization - Don’t Forget Technical support we explored the notion that technical support is often forgotten in an organization's rush to deploy virtualization technology of one sort or another.To the lab!
As organizations are planning the implementation of a virtualization strategy, they often forget something that’s very important — technical support. Technical support is an often under-discussed aspect of technology acquisition, though is part of nearly every technology-based solution.
In short, no there wasn't a big virtualization story in 2007. In my view, there were many.
I was chatting with a Kusnetzky Group client about the role access virtualization can play and why organizations in some market segments are eager to adopt this technology.What is access virtualization?
I recently traded in my Honda Goldwing motorcycle and brought home a much smaller machine, a Honda Silverwing. It seemed a better fit for life's current conditions.