Liquid Computing Wants To Virtualize Everything
I've been digging into I/O virtualization lately and ended up speaking with some folks who want to virtualize everything. Everything. Data I/O. Network. Entire physical servers. Liquid Computing is hoping to be the next major disruption in the force.
8 Gb FC, Qlogic, HP, And VM I/O
I've spent the better part of the last week reconfiguring gear in the virtualization test lab, getting reacquainted with machine specs and idiosyncrasies. We have a variety of servers connected to a Dell, nee EqualLogic, iSCSI SAN. Half of our HP servers and one Xserve also have 2 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs, unused since we lost our FC SAN. Remember when those 2 Gb FC connections seemed zippy? 4 Gb HBAs have been on the market for a couple years, and a number of recent 8 Gb FC solutions are
Pre-Production Application Testing
Pre-production APM tools are valuable for organizations that have mission critical custom applications, where production-based APM tools may never find the root cause of the problem.
Novell On Virtualization
Novell's Richard Whitehead and I sat down to a lively discussion on the trials and tribulations of VM management. Whitehead was good enough to remind me of Novell's open source chops on SUSE and Xen...
Siemens' PoE Claims Validated
Farpoint Group validates Siemens' claims that it can power a 802.11n AP draft 2.0 access point with standard 802.3af.
Can "Girl Power" Save Europe's IT Sector?
Much like America, Europe is faced with a bit of a crisis -- interest in IT-related jobs is waning among students. Computer and engineering majors are dwindling, placing the future of IT in jeopardy on both sides of the pond....
Does Cisco's Switch To Linux Make IOS More Open?
When Cisco and Juniper first said they were opening their router OSes, I thought that they'd be about as open as the iPhone. With Cisco's launch of IOS XE, I realize I was wrong: The iPhone is much more open....
October in London?
So you liked trekking to Cannes for VMworld? Pony up for autumn in the U.K. to attend the vendor-independent "Virtualization Congress."
Time to Reap What IP Telephony has Sown
IP telephony made its way into the small and medium business mainstream a few years ago, yet only during the past 12 months have companies started to use this communications foundation to improve productivity.
VMworld Europe offered a bunch o' news. I/O is big. IOV is getting bigger. VMware and others came out strong on systems management and security tools. I guess they have been listening to their customers.