I enjoyed a quick conversation with Dell's Executive Director of Enterprise Strategy at Dell World 2014 last week. It was rather refreshing to speak with an executive that was willing to admit that the company is focused on helping customers solve problems rather than building every piece of that solution itself.
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.
Dell just launched what appears to be a very powerful and flexible system that it stresses is a converged system. What does that mean?
Dell wants to convince its enterprise customers to work with them to consolidate cloud services acquisitions rather than to go directly to the service providers. The questions: Why Dell, and will companies actually work with Dell in this way?
Stratus has long been a proponent of continuous processing solutions for critical workloads. They've offered both hardware- and software-based approaches. Now, the company is using that technology to make OpenStack workloads highly available.
Kaseya has improved an already powerful tool for managed service providers and the IT administrators of large enterprises. The company's key challenge is finding a way to present what this powerful tool does in a simple, short way.
Traditional device level network monitoring is having trouble keeping up with the increasingly virtualized computing environment. NetBeez believes that its tools offer a solution.
A recent demonstration of Sanbolic's software shows that SDS provides a number of useful benefits.
Stackify is a plucky young company out to show the established log analytics and management players a few lessons. Is the company's SmartELM smart enough?
When does a supplier's take-it-or-leave-it attitude cross the boundary from being a reasonable security practice to outright arrogance? I think Samsung crossed the line.
Local cloud storage-as-a-service (STaaS) features enterprise-class controls, low latency private access, self-service provisioning and pay-for-use pricing.
While at Veeam's user conference, I spoke with William Dalton, director of corporate technology for TrendMicro. Here's what he has to say about Veeam.
Goodbye, backup and recovery. Hello, data center availability. At its first user conference, Veeam attempts to reposition itself and its products. Will this game plan work?
Software as a Service offerings -- such as SalesForce.com, Office356, Microsoft Dynamics and AthenaHealth -- hold out the promise of replacing enterprise applications and serving as platforms for future development. While the promise can be fulfilled, organizations have to take some responsibility too.
I had believed that VMware took part in the OpenStack community because it was dragged there by its customers. Boy, I was wrong. VMware's Dan Wendlandt helps set me straight.
For some time, industry standard systems have been chosen to support Web, big data and analytics workloads. IBM believes that its Power 8 based systems are enough to change the rules and make a new choice possible