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.
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 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.
In a recently published paper, Virtual Machines - You have to see them to manage them, I explored a few of the challenges administrators face when they attempt to deal with virtual systems. As virtual systems become a standard way to deploy solutions on industry standard systems, lifecycle management is going to become a requirement in any but the smallest datacenter.
Kevin Epstein, head of marketing for Scalent Systems, called my attention to the fact this his company has recently signed an OEM agreement with Unisys. At first glance, this appears to be good for both companies.
I'm traveling today and it is unlikely that I'll be close enough to a network connection to post something of interest to the virtualization community. If you see something later on today, you'll know that I found a workable network connection somewhere along I-95 in Georgia or South Carolina.
The other day I had a chance to chat with Amir Husain, CTO of ClearCube, and Susannah Kirksey, VP of Marketing for ClearClube. They seem to have a clear vision of providing application virtualization across quite a number of important mobile and desktop operating systems.
While at the Symantec/Altiris event a week or so ago, I had a chance to speak with Scott Jones about Altiris' Software Virtualization Solution (SVS). At the time, I had to agree to an embargo so that the company could announce a new version of several software products.