I had the opportunity to speak with some of the executives of ManageIQ yesterday. I had spoken with them when they were with NovaDigm (now part of HP) and I was with IDC.
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 just heard the news that HPis going to offer Scalent Systems' V/OE as part of the HP BladeSystem c-Class Solution Builder Program. This is obviously good news for Scalent.
I just ran across a newcomer to the virtualization market, Fortisphere. Their focus is on lifecycle management for virtual resources.
The folks from V-Kernel contacted me and asked if I was interested in learning more about their product. I, of course, said yes.
I had a chance to speak with Aaron Holzer of Microsoft about a program they've been working on for quite some time, the 3rd party Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). Customers have made it clear to Microsoft that they expect support for Microsoft software even if it is running in a virtual environment hosted by someone else's virtualization software.
It took a while to set up but, I finally enjoyed a fun conversations with the folks at PacketTrap. They've developed a powerful but, easy to use tool for system administrators and network administrators.
I had the chance to speak with Charlie Watt, CTO and founder of Racemi, and his colleague Brian Hoffman, VP of Product Management and Service, today. We discovered that we have some common history and similar views on the real scope of virtualization technology and the impact it can have on an organization's strategic planning and operational strategy.
I was doing my morning news scan and came across Accelerate virtualization adoption--Seven tips to smart growth by John Suit, CTO at Fortisphere. Although the comments appear to address the adoption of virtual machine software to create virtual servers or virtual clients rather than a broader view of virtualization.
It came to my attention that HP has announced its Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager software. This appears to be software to manage its own Virtual Connect hardware that was announced in 2006.
I just received the announcement that Quest Software just acquired Provision Networks. Let's look into who these players are and then consider why Quest would make this move.