Posts Tagged ‘ virtual stall ’

Why Do You *NOT* Love Going to VMworld?

Why Do You *NOT* Love Going to VMworld?

In my last post, I asked why you love going to VMworld, and gave you a few of my reasons – like the people, the technology, the announcements, the sessions, the labs, and the parties. But like any business trip, it is not all fun and games, beer and skittles, rainbows and unicorns. So why do you *not* like going to VMworld? Like my last post, I’ll go first. Here are some things I really do *not* love about going to VMworld – as well as some upsides to take the sting off : Las Vegas – Moscone at San Francisco was great, but I have been to Vegas so much now that I am getting tired of it. Upside: if it has to be in Vegas, I think the Venetian is the best venue in town, with the best casual dining on the strip. Copenhagen – Copenhagen is really…

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Why Do You Love Going to VMworld?

Why Do You Love Going to VMworld?

I love going to VMworld. It may be my favorite conference of the year (after CA World, of course!). If you love going to VMworld too, then I would really like to know why. I’ll start … For me, the best part of going to VMworld is the people, the technology, the announcements, the sessions, the labs, the parties, and the buzz: I meet great friends, colleagues, customers, analysts, tweeps, and journalists who I hardly see during the year – even though I never seem to have enough time to see everyone I want to! The labs are reportedly excellent, and it is hard to beat them for in-depth hands-on training. I’m hoping to finally attend these myself this year, if only I can find the time! There are always interesting announcements, whether from VMware or their partners (like CA) with a load of cool new tools. I can’t wait…

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About 70 per cent of local servers have been virtualised but it’s not about the numbers: Unisys

About 70 per cent of local servers have been virtualised but it’s not about the numbers: Unisys

Hafizah Osman from ARN was on hand for my Virtualisation and Cloud plenary session at the CA World Expo in Australia, and gave it a great write-up: . One of the problems that arises during virtualisation is virtual stall as management tipping points emerge between the different stages, according to CA Technologies vice-president of strategic solutions, Andi Mann. “About 65 to 70 per cent of servers in Australia have been virtualised but it’s not just about the numbers. It’s about what you are doing with them – how well are you moving along this maturity curve,” Mann told delegates at CA World Expo 2011 in Sydney. Read the whole article here – About 70 per cent of local servers have been virtualised but it’s not about the numbers.

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Chinwag with Mike Laverick

Chinwag with Mike Laverick

I recently had the great pleasure of recording a ‘Chinwag’ on RTFM Education hosted by the inestimable Mike Laverick (@Mike_Laverick). Mike is a consummate pro with a comprehensive understanding of virtualization, so it was a privilege and a joy to record this video chat with him. Andi and I covered a wide range of questions – and we simple didn’t have enough time to cover every topic. These are the questions we DID manage to get through in our time! Q1. Folks used to talk about VM Sprawl, now their talking about VM stall. What is VM Stall, and what causes it? Q2. I see you took a side swipe at the “the software mainframe” analogy for virtualization – go on let rip! Q3. So you have just published a new book on virtualization and private cloud – what is that all about? Q4. There’s a lot of talk on…

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Sprawl or Stall: How’s your virtualization project going?

Sprawl or Stall: How’s your virtualization project going?

I had a great interview recently with Kathleen Lau for her feature article in IT World Canada, Sprawl or Stall: How’s your virtualization project going? where she looks at the causes behind two common problems plaguing virtualization deployments, and how IT departments can craft their strategies from the outset to avoid these hurdles. It’s not unusual for IT departments to either slow down or stop a project mid-way in order to reorient themselves. But when it comes to virtualization, taking a breather for a necessary re-assessment is a sign that the IT organization is pulling back on its virtualization strategy, said Andi Mann, vice-president of virtualization product marketing with Islandia, N.Y.-based CA Technologies Inc. Check the whole article here – Sprawl or Stall: How’s your virtualization project going?

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CIOZone.com Virtualization Video Discussion – Moving Past Virtual Stall

CIOZone.com Virtualization Video Discussion – Moving Past Virtual Stall

At VMworld 2010, I had the great pleasure to record a video interview with Roger Green, Executive Editor at CIOZone.com. We chatted for about 20 minutes in total (in 2 parts) about virtualization, the issues of virtual stall (including both causes and solutions), how the antecedents of virtualization can inform our modern approaches, the importance of data center automation, the impending tsunami of cloud computing, and much more. If you have not seen it, you can find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. (btw, if you have not seen the video archive on CIOZone.com, you really should – it includes some fantastic interviews with many virtualization and cloud experts and thought leaders including Microsoft Director David Greschler, Rackspace CTO John Engates, VMware GM Jim Morrisroe, VMware CIO Mark Egan, and my colleague and counterpart in our Virtualization Product Management team, CA Technologies VP Subo Guha – plus a host…

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