Altiris ManageFusion Day 1

Altiris ManageFusion Day 1

Summary: After my first partial day at Altiris/Symantec's ManageFusion, it's struck me how important a good set of backup tools are for virtualized environments. Since there are many "hidden" events in such an environment, comprehensive and automated tools are critical.

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After my first partial day at Altiris/Symantec's ManageFusion, it's struck me how important a good set of backup tools are for virtualized environments. Since there are many "hidden" events in such an environment, comprehensive and automated tools are critical.

It appears that the folks in the world of backup software are on a collision course with some of the folks in the virtual processing software market . Both communities appear to be moving towards a central point where they can automate and orchestrate virtualized environments. I really have to learn more about this movement to be able to articulate what I've been seeing.

I had a chance to met several other analysts and journalists  that I've spoken to for years for the first time. We've been virtual (a different use of the term) friends for quite a number of years.

I'll continue to post thoughts from this event over the next day or so.

Topics: Storage, CXO, Data Management, Emerging Tech

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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.

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