I've been trying to sort out how Microsoft plays in the rapidly moving world of virtualization technology for industry standard systems. I've spoken with over 50 different companies who are actively trying to carve out their niche in this world.
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 short while ago, Roger Sakowski and I had the opportunity to speak with XDS, Inc.’s CEO and Chairman, Mario Dal Canto.
Here's a quick status report for those following my adventures in Dell-land. It's now been 8 days since I sloshed coffee in the keyboard of my new Dell laptop.
Here we are in the the sixth day of my coffee-in-the-keyboard adventure. Here's a quick review of the situation:My post describing day 1 presented how I stupidly allowed coffee to slosh into my new laptop and did my best to engage Dell Computer’s service department in the hopes of getting Dell to honor it's "on-site, next business day" service contract.
A short while ago, I had a wonderful conversation with Edmundo Costa, CEO, and Tamar Newberger, VP of marketing, of Catbird , about a new product they were launching. Since I've spoken with them many times in the past when they were associated with Tarantella and the Santa Cruz Operation, it was a chance to catch up with old friends as well as an opportunity to see the first entry in what might be a new product category, a security solution for virtualized networks.
Here we are in the the third day of my coffee-in-the-keyboard adventure. My post about day 1 presented how I stupidly allowed coffee to slosh into my new laptop and did my best to engage Dell Computer's service department.
In the post The Old Coffee-in-the-Keyboard Trick, I presented how I stupidly sloshed coffee into the keyboard of my new Dell laptop. Since I had purchased a next-day, on-site service contract, I didn't go into low Earth orbit.
I had an opportunity to chat with Brad Taylor, of Eplica Services, recently. During that discussion, I asked him a few questions about how his organization is using products from Neoware.
It was early Sunday morning, I was sipping my morning coffee while working on a post for today when the telephone rang. I was surprised.
I had an opportunity to ask Anthony "Tony" Escarpenter, Infrastructure and Security, Brightstar Corporation, a few questions about how his organization is using tools from Provision Networks. Thanks Tony for finding time to communicate with me during a difficult time.