Here are some thoughts from a conversation I had with the good folks at Datasynapse a while ago. I came across my notes and thought that it might be interesting reading.
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.
Marathon Technologies Corporation, a provider of automated, fault tolerant-class availability solutions for virtual and physical environments, just launced everRun CDP. This software extends the capability Marathon’s everRunTM family of availability software by allowing data stored in remote locations to be protected.
After having the opportunity to try out an HTC Advantage (see the post HTC X7501) found a away to acquire one of these interesting devices. In so doing, I retired a long-loved Treo 650.
This is a segment of a recently published Kusnetzky Group paper. I thought you might enjoy reading it here.
I've gotten some feedback from some of my comments in my post HP to resell Scalent System’s V/OE. One of the more interesting of these came from Susan Davis, VP of Marketing at Egenera.
Virtualization has the potential of offering tremendous advantages over physical environments, but in the move to virtual, the organization often lost some things it took for granted. One of those things is clarity of what is going on, where, and with whom.
I had the opportunity to speak with some of the executives of ManageIQ yesterday. I had spoken with them when they were with NovaDigm (now part of HP) and I was with IDC.
I just heard the news that HPis going to offer Scalent Systems' V/OE as part of the HP BladeSystem c-Class Solution Builder Program. This is obviously good news for Scalent.
I just ran across a newcomer to the virtualization market, Fortisphere. Their focus is on lifecycle management for virtual resources.
The folks from V-Kernel contacted me and asked if I was interested in learning more about their product. I, of course, said yes.