Solid state storage devices are all the rage. Storage suppliers have applied SSD technology to caches, storage volumes and even complete storage systems. BiTMICRO is bringing its SSD technology to the commercial market to address the needs of content delivery and big data analytics.
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.
Telecommunications carriers often support networks many times the size of large enterprise networks. The problem is that each application or function is supported by separate networking equipment. ConteXtream believes that its SDN technology could improve performance while saving money.
Logentries promises to create a simple monitoring and analytics solution for complex environments. After seeing their demonstration, I believe that they've hit their target.
What's a developer to do when a high-performance - but very small - database is needed for a project? FairCom believes that its c-treeACE family of navigational databases can be the solution.
Anturis just launched Anturis 2.0 to help SMBs and web hosting companies with IT monitoring and troubleshooting.
The challenge any supplier of performance monitoring and management tools faces is that there are many competitors, all using the same catchphrases and offering demos that all look alike. Logentries believes that its community approach will be of interest to DevOps.
Facebook, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are often used to promote suppliers' products and services. Here are a few interesting patterns I've noticed about how different companies utilize these tools.
Mobility and BYOD are both putting pressure on IT to break out of established, proven patterns. Dell's Sean Wisdom suggests an individual-centric set of approaches.
Veeam believes that Microsoft System Center users want the same view into a Hyper-V virtual machine environment that VMware's vCenter users enjoy. The company's new Management Pack v7 for System Center's support for Hyper-V directly addresses that need.
As enterprise workloads are moved into virtual and cloud computing environments, security has become the elephant in the room. Many organizations do not have effective security policies or technology to enforce those policies. Catbird believes that it has the solution.