Sure there's a lot to crow about when you consider IBM's new X6 Server lineup. But hardly anyone's talking about my favorite part of this hardware: ease of maintenance. Here's what you'll want to know about the X6 systems.
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.
Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan talks about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 and its impact on creating OpenStack-based clouds. In the end, he points out that Red Hat's business model and its key success factor is the ecosystem.
The key question is whether customers will stay with System x systems or make future purchases from others.
CiRBA's Andrew Hillier discusses how its better to think about cloud computing as a hotel rather than an apartment: Cloud applications move in, stay a while and then leave.
IT administrators have many challenges simply monitoring and managing today's complex web of workloads, servers and clients. What happens when vehicles, copiers, security devices, smartphones, tablets and who knows what else appear on the network?
Different workloads exercise different system components in different ways. The wrong mix of capabilities might make a specific system configuration perform badly even though it might have very powerful processors or extremely large memory capacity.
Some workloads simply can't be seen to fail or slow down because the results would be disastrous. Stratus, one of the best known suppliers of continuous processing technology, is merging and refining two of its products to extend performance, manageability and scalability.
Virtualizing desktop environments and applications for safe, secure, flexible delivery to many types of access point devices has been on the edge of the IT market for years. Why hasn't it taken over?
Dell's director of Cloud and Big Data Solutions answers questions 'why OpenStack?' and 'why partner with Red Hat to offer OpenStack solutions?'
There is seldom something entirely new in the IT market. Even creative and innovative new products often are an outgrowth of other products that have been given a new UI, hosted on a different operating system, or based upon a different application framework. Calling these the first and only is a huge stretch.