Zerto recently released its Zerto Virtual Replication 3.0, and claimed that it "brings simple, automated disaster recovery to all virtualized workloads at the VM-level". While this tool might be useful in a strictly VMware world, it only addresses part of the business continuity and disaster recovery problem.
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.
Acronis offers what customers describe as easy to use backup and recovery software. The company faces a bewildering array of competitors. Is it up to the task?
A self-inflicted wound caused a calendar widget to disappear off the docking screen of my new Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for Verizon. After many calls to Verizon and Samsung technical support, I didn't have the answer. Can companies such as Verizon Wireless and Samsung really support what they're selling?
Nexenta says that virtual desktops executing on a server use storage differently than do server workloads. The company has developed a virtual storage appliance designed to address that issue and offer higher performance than traditional server-oriented storage virtualization solutions.
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.
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.