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February 5, 2009 by

Is virtualisation starting to feel real?

In the wake of some very 'real' encounters spent discussing virtualisation at the Parallels Summit 2009 this week, I still have a smorgasboard of opinions, analyst comments and the thoughts of those companies who choose to partner in this space to get off my chest.I guess the over-riding theme (or more accurately, the over-riding question) is - to just what extent virtualisation has reached its peak in terms of industry adoption?

October 2, 2008 by

From Chapter Two: The appliance computing culture

When you look at staffing for the typical iSeries based data center the one thing that's most striking is that relative to the mainframe data center positions are broader, people less constrained, and whole customer facing versus internal distinction is completely missing.

September 25, 2008 by

From Chapter Two: The appliance computing culture

When you look at the iSeries what you see is business computing as it should have been about 1976 - it's the path not taken, the thing that works for business but not IT - and today's costs (although the data is actually from 2004/5) reflect that.

September 17, 2008 by

An open response to a Jonathan Schwartz blog

Just recently Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz blogged about his company's new xVM product and its relationship to what some big system operators want. Great, but to put my response to xVM in terms that don't refer to places where the sun don't shine, he's been hanging out with the wrong people - and missing an enormous market opportunity because of it.

August 3, 2008 by

Doubletake Customer Profile: Chickasaw Nation

I recently had the chance to communicate with Rob Jacks, Chief Information Technology Officer for the Commerce Division of the Chickasaw Nation. The Commerce Division uses Double Take's data protection software and was willing to speak about their experiences with the technology.


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