Data replication, availability, and disaster recovery are concepts that need to be designed into IT workloads regardless of whether they're executed on physical, virtual, or cloud-based infrastructure.
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 is a distinguished analyst and the founder of the Kusnetzky Group LLC. He's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
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.
Who is responsible for the term "virtualization?" Really? Seriously, it's been a fast, wild ride, from the early days of mainframe-v to VMWare and Connectix on the client/server side, to Microsoft's Hyper-V push, Xen and KVM and OpenStack and CloudStack.
Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, recently sent out a memo to Yahoo staff members telling them that by June they'll be required to work at a Yahoo office rather than from home. Will the law of unintended consequences hurt Yahoo because of this move? I think so.
Suppliers seem to think that every software product should be offered as a cloud service. Do you agree?
Red Hat has gathered together a reasonable selection of open source software to create a Big Data development and deployment environment. The company has thrown its hat into the ring to compete with and cooperate with many in the Hadoop community.
When told that customers aren't aware of their company, a common response is our excellent engineering will make them aware. The history of computing is paved with the gravestones of companies that approached business this way.
Scotland County Schools Technical and Media Director discusses why his district deployed desktop virtualization and NComputing.
Companies invest a great deal to create apps. Is this the reason they try to force them on every visitor, every time they visit?
The core founders of the KVM open source hypervisor announced public access to the beta of a new cloud application hypervisor and more than $25 million in funding
Finding performance bottlenecks in complex, distributed, multi-tier workloads can be challenging. Developers of SSD-based storage tools hope to offer improved performance without forcing customers to really find out why performance problems appear. Is this a short term solution having negative long term consequences?