There's a real battle in the virtualization market as VMware positions itself as cloud computing's operating system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is gaining traction and players like Citrix and Red Hat are also a threat. Virtualization's main selling point - the ability to use more computing capacity and save on servers - resonates for obvious reasons.
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At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Peter Solvik, managing director at Sigma Partners, asks a panel of CIOs whether virtualization is ready for primetime. The panel includes: Matt Carey, chief information officer of Home Depot; Karenann Terrell, CIO of Baxter; and Lars Rabbe, former CIO of Yahoo. The IT chiefs discuss server-level and desktop virtualization and how the technology is helping their businesses run more efficiently.
By 2011, there could be more than 660 million virtualized desktops. John Whaley, CTO and Founder of MokaFive, talks about the issues surrounding current infrastructures and says that organizations deploying new systems need to think about four things--management, offline use, cost, and the user experience.
At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, about Microsoft's move into virtualization with its new Hyper-V technology. He also shares his thoughts on increasing the overall market and how his company differs from its biggest competitor, VMware.
As virtualisation technology spreads through the datacentre, the race is on to develop ways of sharing out data to virtual servers and desktops in large numbers.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Jeffrey Birnbaum, managing director and chief technology architect at Merrill Lynch, speaks about using cloud computing to reduce the complexities and costs of financial services. He discusses the move away from dedicated machines and why old ideas like virtualization have become useful again.
Research carried out by ZDNet.co.uk has revealed that although virtualisation is not a priority for many companies at the moment, it rates highly in plans for the next five years
Red Hat, Novell and VMware representatives discuss ZDNet.co.uk research, based on reader responses, that reveals systems management is not as easy as it should be
Representatives from Red Hat, Novell and VMware discuss ZDNet.co.uk research examining the impact of virtualisation and other developments on server infrastructure
Diane Offereins, CIO at Discover Financial Services speaks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about the company's underdog role in the financial services industry. She also talks about deploying new technologies that will help spur growth and gain efficiencies, such as virtualization, web services, and mobile payments.