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Concentra- HP's desktop virtualization customer profile

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Suzanne Kosub, SVP and CIO of Concentra about how her organization is using desktop virtualization products …

Kaminario launches K2-H hybrid solid state/flash storage virtualization and acceleration product

Kaminario launched a new member of their K2 family of storage virtualization and acceleration products. The K2 H combines solid state and flash storage …

VMware's pricing - a conversation with Pete Malcolm of Abiquo

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Pete Malcolm, Chief Executive Officer of Abiquo, about pricing policies of some of the suppliers of virtual …

OVA continues its amazing growth

Once again, the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) is demonstrating the progress it is making to popularize KVM, the kernel based virtual machine software …

GigaSpaces solution for Azure - deploy Java apps in the cloud

GigaSpace's Uri Cohen recently introduced me to the company's offering that allows Java-based applications to be run on top of Microsoft's Azure cloud …

Citrix Analyst Meeting - Wes Wasson keynote

Wes Wasson, Citrix's CMO, presented the Citrix product and go-to-market strategy. While Wes wasn't as exciting to hear as his boss, Mark Templeton, it …

Citrix Analyst Meeting - Mark Templeton's keynote

Mark Temptleton, Citrix's CEO, presented Citrix's corporate strategy and vision. Although the session was presented under a non-disclosure agreement, …

Will system and software suppliers support Nimbula clouds? It would be wise to ask.

In the post, Nimbula launches Director V1.5 as a "cloud operating system", I suggested that customers ask a number of questions prior to engaging with

Continuity Software's RecoverGuard battles configuration drift


The folks at Continuity Software stopped by to introduce themselves and talk about their product, RecoverGuard.

As with other folks presenting their …

Cortado brings cloud-based document storage, printing and faxing to smartphones and tablets

Henning Volkmer, President / CEO of Cortado (formally known as ThinPrint), spent some time with me to discuss why his company's name was changed and …

Layer 7 offers tools to help organizations develop Web APIs to support corporate mobile apps

It had been quite some time since I last had the opportunity to speak with a representative of Layer 7 Technologies and then Layer 7 co-founder, Dimitri …

DataCore SANsympony-V -- storage hypervisor or something else?

A while back, I spoke with George Teixeira, president and CEO of DataCore, and his colleague, Augie Gonzalez, Director of Product Marketing about DataCore …

Virsto VDI, vSphere Edition, launched at VMworld

Virsto Software launched Virsto for VDI, vSphere Edition, at VMwold. I had an opportunity to speak with company representatives at their booth on the …

Vkernel vOPS 4 manages cross data center, cross hypervisor workloads

Now that VMware 2011 has faded into history, I'm finding time to write about interesting technology that caught my attention while I visited the show …

IBM releases storage product targeting virtual and cloud workloads

IBM's analyst relations folks sent me an storage area network (SAN) infrastructure announcement a while ago. Since I was busy working on projects for …

Convirture ConVit Enterprise Cloud

Convirture recently announced ConVirt Enterprise Cloud which is designed to manage virtualized data centers and enterprise cloud deployments. Convirture …

NSFOCUS a big security company you've likely never met

Just when I thought that I had spoken with just about every security company, I am introduced to a new one. In this case, Steve Friedburg, an old friend, …

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