Unlike the tightly controlled iPhone market, Android is a bit like the wild west. Google releases updates, but they only trickle out to customers.
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 General Manager of Virtualization and OpenStack talks about Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0. Red Hat, once again, positions itself as the "go-to" source for all things open source.
Caching algorithms seem pretty arcane, but are very important for the overall performance of networks, databases and storage systems as a whole. Unfortunately, few understand how important they are. Fusion-IO's Lee Caswell talks about an update to the company's ioTurbine and its importance to accelerating virtualized environments.
OpenStack is an open source cloud services platform that has gathered quite a bit of attention and investment. eNovance believes that its "factory" approach to creating customized OpenStack platforms can make the creation and deployment of private, public and hybrid clouds easy.
Revello Systems is offering some innovative technology in the area of virtual machine software. They're claiming to be offering virtualization 2.0. Since they're focusing only on virtual machine software, a part of processing virtualization, one of seven layers of virtualization technology, they're not even close.
Risk prediction and prevention have long been the battle cry of suppliers in the management software market. TeamQuest believes its approach to predictive analytics for dynamic IT environments solves the puzzle of tying symptom analysis and operational data together to create useful insights.
Rebuilding the mainframe using industry standard components is the name of the game with converged infrastructure systems. NetApp offered some insight into the history of trend and an update on FlexPod.
In spite of high-profile data breaches and the potential business impact of cyber attacks and data loss, small and midsize organizations are still not making cyber security a priority. Sophos and the Ponemon Institute recently released a report, Risk of an Uncertain Security Strategy, that highlights the need to make security a key priority.
SharePoint and Exchange are complex, quite flexible products that are in use by many organizations. Liberating the content stored in these products to allow some or all of it to be hosted in a service provider's data center can be challenging. Metalogix says they have got that covered.
Zenoss' Chris Smith chats about what the company is doing and why they are winning in the market.