I was speaking with Greg Scott, a former colleague from Digital Equipment Corporation, recently about his company InfraSupport. Although his business focuses more on network infrastructure, such as firewalls, virus protection and spam filtering, InfraSupport has started down an interesting path towards helping organizations virtualize meetings at a very low cost.
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 is a distinguished analyst and the founder of the Kusnetzky Group LLC. 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.
Kelly Herrell, CEO of Vyatta, and I were introduced recently. The folks making the introduction said "Kelly is CEO of Vyatta, the open source routing company.
I had the opportunity to chat with Mark Angelo, Director of Business Development at VMLogix, Inc., about LabManager 2.
A press release came across my desk announcing Evergrid Cluster Availability Management Suite. Since information about this software has been up on the Evergrid Website for a while, I was working with the understanding that it was a released product when I published Evergrid - High Performance Computing in the Enterprise a short while ago.
title Javier Soltero, CEO and co-founder of Hyperic, and I had a fast moving discussion about management of virtualized environments, management architectures, the history of modern computing and came to the conclusion that a well designed architecture offers people freedom to select the best of new technology without fearing that adopting that technology will force them to abandon years of investment in other technologies.
Oren Teich, Ken Wallich and Ashish Patel of Sun Microsystems spent an hour with me yesterday evening. The conversation covered quite a bit of territory.
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with representatives of Evergrid, a company that focuses on how to apply high performance/grid computing techniques in enterprise computing environments. Since I've spoken to many companies attempting to deploy open source tools, such as Beowulf or Grid Engine, in commercial data centers, I was prepared to be very skeptical.
I know that we're all inundated with Webinars and that some of them are really ugly affairs that were obviously designed to torture the attendees. So, I hesitate to recommend one to you now.
ClearCube just announced that they now have an OEM relationship with VMware. Their press release can be viewed here.
Many vendors have embraced the idea of helping organizations work with a logical view of computing resources rather than a physical view. Unfortunately, each has chosen a different layer or set of layers as their focus and yet, they still call their product "virtualization.