Processing virtualization, in the Kusnetzky Group model of virtualization technology, is technology that operates at or below the operating system level that creates a logical or virtual environment that differs from the actual physical environment in some way.There are a number of benefits to working in a logical or virtual environment - if the proper selection of technology is made.
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.
A short while ago, I had the opportunity to speak with the good folks of Hyperic once again. The conversation originally centered on the topic of their new release, Hyperic HQ 3.
We visited Sarasota's Big Cat Sanctuary on Saturday and could recommend it to those interested in preserving wild life. We had a chance to see a demonstration showing trained bears (brown and grizzly) and tigers (even a rare white tiger) that is presented in order to raise funds for taking care of all of the exotic animals the Sanctuary has rescued from small circuses, "have your photo taken with a ...
I had a chance to speak with Stephen Pollack, Founder, CEO of PlateSpin, the other day. Since it has been a while since we had a chance to chat, I looked forward to his refreshing, rather pragmatic, approach to virtualization technology.
Rackspace announced that the company was going to add hosting virtual servers to its list of services for those needing access to a physical server without having to acquire the server, necessary software and hire an IT administrative staff. It will be interesting to learn how successful this offering is.
I recently spoke with Stacksafe's Andrew Gross, Ph.D.
I've been meaning to post something about my conversation with Sun's Steve Wilson about xVM for a while but, other things kept getting in the way. Steve and I have spoken often in the past and I've always enjoyed his insight into virtualization technology as a whole, how organizations could make best use of that technology and how he can take part in a technical discussion that leaps off into humor and bad puns on a regular basis.
Although I've tracked Platform Computing for well over a decade, I don't get the chance to speak with them all that much. A short while ago, I had the opportunity to chat with Peter Dye, Product Manager of VM Orcestrator (VMO).
John Hamilton, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Trigence, and I had a long discusion about application virtualization recently. One of the more challenging issues for suppliers of application virtualization technology is that there are many competitors each presenting different types of technology and this leaves many organizations feeling confused.
Andrew Barnes, SVP of Corporate Development; and Jim Battenberg, Director Product Marketing; of the Neverfail Group and I had an interesting conversation about how the increasing focus many organizations have on deploying virtualization technologies in their industry standard system-based solutions often also includes an increase in the potential problems associated with an outage.