I was chatting with a Kusnetzky Group client the other day and he asked a question that seemed to have an obvious answer at first but, seemed more complex as we discussed it. The question was should his organization deploy a clustered solution, such as SteelEye's LifeKeeper or encapsulate applications and use a virtual machine replication technology, such as VMware's Vmotion, XenSource's Xenmotion or Virtual Iron's Virtual Iron, to accomplish something that seemed similar.
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.
I'm back from my adventures at Altiris' ManageFusion. The company did a great job of putting on an informative, useful event.
I had opportunities to speak with a number of company representatives and customers at the Altiris/Symantec ManageFusion today. The customers all offered positive statements about how Altiris' products made their lives easier.
After my first partial day at Altiris/Symantec's ManageFusion, it's struck me how important a good set of backup tools are for virtualized environments. Since there are many "hidden" events in such an environment, comprehensive and automated tools are critical.
Fredric Paul of bMighty.com pointed out something in his recent post, Virtualization Means Different Things To Different Observer that marketeers from suppliers of virtualization technology would be wise to understand.
After my interesting experience dealing with Dell's service, I had a refreshing experience with HP's service and thought I'd write something about it to dispel the image of industry curmudgeon that I've apparently earned in some quarters.It was Saturday morning and I was trying desperately trying to print a couple of images so I could take them to a meeting.
This post is part of a series of myths I've heard mentioned during discussion with Kusnetzky Group clients. This time, the topic is expertise requirements.
I've been reviewing some of the points of discussion in recent conversations with Kusnetzky Group clients in recent posts. This post focuses on how virtualization impacts application performance.
As I've mentioned before, I believe that security software for virtualized environments is going to be an increasingly contested market. At this point, a very few entries have been launched.
As Alan Laken is supposed to have said, "Failing to plan is planning to fail." While this statement seems true in most areas of life, it really has an impact in the deployment of virtual machine software on both client and server systems.