What are we to make of Oracle announcing support for an open stack of cloud foundation software for its distribution of Linux and Xen? Are we seeing a culture clash?
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.
TransLattice addresses the need for always-on, high performance data management tools that place data close to where it is used or where regulations require.
Cloud-based applications impose different types of stress on wide area networks that do traditional applications. Riverbed believes that SteelHead 8.6 can optimize network traffic to better meet business requirements.
Milestone Technologies needed to learn what is happening in their IT infrastructure quickly and efficiently. Sumo Logic is helping them discover performance and service anomalies so that issues don't have to become problems.
The CEO of Connectria Hosting talks about how his company is competing with big cloud service providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
Zenoss believes that its performance monitoring and management tools should replace the "legacy" tools in use.
Eucalyptus 4.0 targets the needs of IT and DevOps who are deploying and managing large-scale hybrid AWS-compatible cloud computing environments.
HotLink believes that its DR Express will address business continuity concerns for VMware vSphere customers who wish to be able to move workloads to Amazon's AWS and back again.
Database as a Service is an emerging area of cloud computing. GenieDB wants to win in that market by offering a version of MySQL that provides continuous availability using a geographically distributed, multi-cloud service offering.
Often the focus of the industry is on the tools used in big data applications. Revolution Analytics believes that we need to remember the human element too.
What would it be like if machine tools could speak with one another and make it possible for manufacturers to build better products? Sight Machine believes that its "internet of things" software infrastructure, its machine vision solutions, and its analytics capability could help.
DataCore has released SANsymphony 10 to further expand what its virtual SAN software can do. Call it what you want: storage virtualization, software-defined storage -- or simply fast, reliable and easy.
The OpenStack Icehouse release includes Trove for supporting Database as a Service. Tesora is stepping forward with its database virtualization engine to make deploying database applications easy.
The industry is used to considering system, storage, and application lifecycles. Companies routinely cycle through new requirements, standing up something new to address the requirements, running for a time, and then retiring equipment or applications. Does it make sense to do the same with networks and networking equipment?
BMC Software offers BMC Control-M Workload Change Manager and suggests that this is the best way to help "dev" teams automate change orders and help the "ops" team. Will this help BMC break through in a very busy market?