Virtual desktop infrastructure is not the market bull once predicted. Derek Smith of Orchard Parc and I discuss the reasons behind the big costs, big disappointments, and small returns on VDI deployments.
Virtualization reaches from hand-held devices to the data center to the clouds. We examine the forces behind this expansion, the suppliers of the technology and the organizations using it.
Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He is responsible for research, publications, and operations. Mr. Kusnetzky has been involved with information technology since the late 1970s. Mr. Kusnetzky has been responsible for research operations at the 451 Group; corporate and marketing strategy for Open-Xchange; system software and virtualization research at IDC; and program and product management at Digital Equipment Corporation.; Today, Mr. Kusnetzky focuses on system software, virtualization technology and cloud computing. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
I've followed the VDI space for the past five years and I'm wondering, "What ever happened to VDI?" I thought that by now someone would have stepped up and given us something workable. Let's find out if someone has.
Red Hat's newest push in the virtualization realm is containers. You know, the good old BSD jail-type containers that leverages your hardware better than any other virtualization technology? Yes, that one.
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Connectria Hosting's Rich Waidman offers some suggestions on how to select your cloud and collocation services providers.
Will Distelli's founders' experience putting together very large computing environments while at Microsoft and Amazon make a difference for you?
Keeping applications reliable and available is a key challenge for most data centers. Veeam believes its Availability Suite V8 is the best answer but it depends upon if you rely solely on x86-based solutions.
Deploying complex, high performance applications both locally and in a cloud service provider's network can be very challenging. DivvyCloud believes that it has the solution to this problem.
Should your enterprise own its data center? Would it be better to use the services of a hosting or collocation company? Does the emergence of cloud computing make this decision easier?
The challenge that developers face when developing programmatic access to services and applications is that creating and documenting rational APIs is difficult. Apigee has packaged up all the needed skills into a product called Apigee Edge.
Many suppliers engaged with the OpenStack community are claiming that their approach, products and services are the best way to use OpenStack as a foundation of cloud computing projects.
The idea of virtualizing a function and then separating its management functions and them putting them under programmatic control has gotten quite a bit of attention in the market over the last year. We've heard about software defined networks, storage, and even whole data centers. Is support of only x86-based systems and their workloads enough?
Kusnetzky Group analysts spoke with over 200 different suppliers of technology and services in 2014. Here's a quick summary of what we learned and where we think the market is headed in the coming year.
FoundationDB wants developers to stop reaching for a traditional RDBMS as the answer to every data management problem.
Managing the complexity of virtual desktop infrastructure can be a major part of realizing any savings an organization might see. Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine selected tools from Unidesk. One of its staff explains why.