A position paper, Mission Creep: Open Source Virtualization Usage Models Proliferate was pointed out to me yesterday afternoon. The paper appeared to equate virtualization with the use of virtual machine technology rather than looking broadly at topic.
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.
If you'll remember, I spoke with Coby Gurr and Dan Cook of LANDesk back in may. If you're interested, the post was titled Application Virtualization from LANDesk - No secret agents need apply.
Ran Oelgiesser, VP of Product Markting for Kidaro, had a lengthy discussion about the company and it's recently announced product and I'd like to present what I learned. I'd like to also point out that this is the very first time a supplier's representative sent me an encrypted, password protected copy of their presentation deck.
Folks, it's my intention that this will be the last post on this topic.I've been enjoying a quiet "behind the scenes" discussion with representatives of Dell recently.
I've been invited to be part of a Webinar sponsored by DataSynapse and Cognos. It's taking place on Monday, 31 July 2007.
I recently published a paper on one of my other sites that examined the role virtualization is playing in the market for Linux software and server. I've gotten enough positive comments that I'd like to summarize it here.
There are many approaches to offering computing services to mobile staff today. One approach is providing everyone with their own laptop, their own portfolio of applications and making them become their own system manager, security manager and operations manager.
Over the past few days, HP has announced the acquisitions of Opsware for $1.6 Billion and Neoware for $214 Million.
XenSource, Inc. and Symantec have signed an OEM agreement.
Tomcat from Covalent was both easier to manage and was significantly less costly than the other solutions. Covalent Technologies' solutions were tens of thousands of dollars less expensive.