Last week Red hat made a number of announcements that indicate the company is following the trends in virtualization from the large to the small by gathering up features provided by others in the open source community and bringing them under the company's umbrella, err, big Red Hat. Here are some of Red Hat's statements concerning their announcement.
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.
As various forms of software virtualization technology have been developed, some folks have looked at the problems software virtualization technology is attempting to address and have thought something different. They thought about the functions that applications and systems were executing, decomposed those functions into individual hardware actions and then went on to develop special purpose hardware.
Since starting this blog, I've had the chance to speak with representatives of over 80 different companies offering something related to virtualization. I find it's pretty easy to spot trends based upon what these suppliers tell me during our discussions.
Cassatt's taking their well established virtualization technology and focusing it tightly on helping organizations create a green computing environment. They've launched a new product family, Active Response, that is designed to simplify an organization's move in that direction.
I had an opportunity to speak with Jonathan Bryce, Mosso co-founder, about how his organization is using tools from Hyperic. Jonathan is obviously enthusiastic about Hyperic.
Samuel Charrington, VP of Product Management and Marketing of Appistry, and I chatted about green computing and what Appistry is doing to help. After speaking with a number companies that specialize in application virtualization and processing virtualization, it's clear that one of the next marketing battlegrounds is helping organizations find the joy in being green.
A friend, Bill Peterson, called my attention to an article called Six steps to halting data center energy waste by Bill Coleman, CEO of Cassatt. The good Mr.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween. I'm sure you would have enjoyed my costume.
Endeavors Technologies recently released Application Jukebox, an interesting take on application virtualization and management of those virtualized applications. Application Jukebox is meant to address the growing need for people to be able to access just about any application, on just about any intelligent device, while still allowing the organization the ability to have fine-grain management control of the whole process.
Susan Davis, Egenera's VP of Marketing, and I had an interesting discussion of the company's plans to release its Egenera® PAN Manager™ software on other hardware platforms. Over the years, Susan and I have had many conversations about the company and its products.