For the past couple of weeks, I've been hearing rumors that Citrix would acquire XenSource. Thinking of Citrix's past history of acquisitions, the overall history of technology acquisitions and what I know about the personalities of the two companies in question, I told people that I thought this was a rather bad idea.
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'll admit it, I've been tardy in sharing some of the details of a conversation concerning SteelEye's Lifekeeper product family I had with Bob Williamson of SteelEye immediately after LinuxWorld. What can I say?
Novell's Joe Wagner and Richard Whitehead caught up with me after a whirlwind trip to San Francisco for Linuxworld. They wanted to bring me up to date on Novell ZENworks Orchestrator.
I just stumbled across an interesting website, www.Stream24-7.
XenSource announced XenEnterprise V4 on August 13th. Here's a quick review of the announcement highlights:A quick scan of the XenSource announcement reveals that XenEnterprise v4 offers the following new features:XenMotion and Server Resource Pools: Multiple physical systems may be combined into a pool of virtual resources.
Vizioncore is a well-known member of the VMware ecosystem. I had a chance to chat with Chris Akerberg of Vizoncore about this announcement.
I had an opportunity to ask Patrick McFadin, Director of Engineering, Hobsons EMT, a few questions about how his organization is using tools from Virtual Iron. A highly edited, slightly sanitized version of our conversation follows.
I just heard the news that Scalent Systems was awarded "Best Virtualization Solution" at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Since quite a number of virtualization technology providers or technology projects were at the event; such as FastScale, OpenVZ, SteelEye, SWsoft, VirtualLogix and 3Leaf Systems; that's quite a complement.
Several stories in the news include a mention of something Kevin Kettler, Dell CTO, said during his keynote address at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Dell is exploring the concept of embedding a lightweight hypervisor in the firmware of some future Dell servers.
I've been reading a number of stories about LinuxWorld in San Francisco, such as this one by Sean Michael Kerner of Internetnews.com.