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. 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.
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.