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!
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 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.
The folks at Virtual Iron have just announced that they've added some important new features to an already very powerful virtualization environment. In addition to their previous focus on consolidation, agility, optimization and availability, Virtual Iron 4.
I just had the opportunity to chat with Joseph Cohen, CTO, and Autumn Radtke, Director of Business Development, of Aqua Connect about the company's product, Aqua Connect Terminal Server. At this point, this product is the only access virtualization product for Apple's Mac OS X of which I'm aware.
Many suppliers of virtualization technology tell IT executives that all of their problems can be solved through the use of their technology.