I was chatting with a neighbor at a local holiday gathering. He's an attorney, keeps up on current events and quickly grasps most concepts.
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 been working on a project to document all of the major and most of the minor players in the virtualization software market as described in the Kusnetzky Group Model of virtualization software. If you're not familiar with these segments, this post describes them.
Endeavors Technologies is one of the proponents of one of the important segments of application virtualization, application encapsulation and streaming. The company recently launched a free version of the AppExpress software and made it available on the Internet so that interested parties could try it out before signing on any dotted line.
John Whaley, Moka5 founder and principal engineer, and I spoke for a short while recently about Moka5's products (largely in beta at this point), the target audience for those products and the competitive environment. Thanks for spending so much time with me, John!
As organizational application portfolios become ever more complex and interdependent, it can be quite a challenge for IT administrators to keep current on what applications work with what other applications, what data sources are used by what applications, and, of course, where various IT resources reside at the moment. Tideway Systems just launched a virtual applications to take on that task.
I had a lovely conversation with both David Patrick, CEO, and Albert Lee, Chief Strategy Officer, of xkoto about their new product, GridScale. I've known David for quite some time.
From time to time, Veeam sends me notes and press releases. The company offers a number of products designed to assist IT professions find and manage virtual servers based upon VMware's ESX server.
I receive a notice of partnerships or alliances between and among companies almost every business day. Unless they are of an unexpected or very strategic nature, I seldom comment on them.
SWsoft* has just issued an announcement that it has changed its name to Parallels. It is not at all uncommon for a company having a successful product, such as Parallels, a virtual machine software product, to take on the name of that product in the hopes of building stronger awareness for their entire product portfolio.
I came into my office this morning at 5 AM ET with the hopes of posting an entry here and then getting on with other business. I found that Comcast digital voice and internet service were both down.