Mike Seashols, executive chairman of the board and JP LeBlanc, vice president of marketing and business development, both of VirtualLogix, chatted with me about the increasing role virtual machine technology is playing to make handheld devices, intelligent devices and even remote sensing equipment more powerful, more functional and at a lower overall cost. Although this is the first time I've spoken with Mike, JP and I have spoken many times before. While I was at IDC, I spoke with JP about products from the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) and Tarantella (acquired by Sun long ago).
Mike and JP would sum up what the VLX family of products in the following way:
- Power - manage power consumption
- Performance - simplify the developer's task in developing real-time applications (necessary in network-based applications and other control applicaitons)
- Security - make sure that network-oriented devices operate safely in an increasingly hostile network environment
If one considers how many mobile, embedded and network-oriented devices are in use and are projected to be in use in the near future and their increasting importance to consumers and organizations alike, VirtualLogix's VLX is likely to be technology you'll hear about.
If you'd like to learn more about how VLX is making its way into handsets, embedded systems and the like, please visit their website.