Latest virtualisation publications

VMworld 2014 debrief: Beware of the legacy human

I’m writing this on the plane back from VMWorld 2014 in Barcelona where I have spent the last two days. When I arrived on Monday evening it was fairly clear what VMWare’s message was going to be (see picture) although after San Francisco most wouldn’t be surprised. Data storage is undergoing a paradigm shift and… Read More

Stromasys unveils first cloud migration solution for legacy systems

Stromasys, the Swiss cross-platform virtualisation provider, has unveiled the first solution for migrating critical applications such as VAX, Alpha, HP 3000, PDP-11, and Sparc to the cloud. Stromasys’ 15 year-old Charon software is a migration solution which has allowed businesses to rapidly transfer business critical systems and applications over to the latest generation of computing hardware… Read More

Interview with cloud expert, Bernard Golden

Last week I spoke with cloud expert Bernard Golden, VP Strategy at Activestate, a global Cloud Foundry provider, with Stackato. Named by Wired.com as one of the top ten most influential people in cloud computing, Bernard has written and blogged extensively about virtualisation and cloud. Our chat covered various cloud industry topics, including best practice,… Read More

Network (in)visibility leading to destructive IT blame game

With ever increasing demands being placed on networks, Matt Walmsley is amazed that so many IT teams are still flying blind when it comes to network monitoring which, he says, leads to finger pointing and an IT blame game rather than dealing with the real issues. It is widely acknowledged that significant changes in the… Read More

“I used to have that on vinyl” confesses senior IT professional

You may think IT is now a young person’s game with their dextrous use of agile technology – but Richard Morrell believes there is life in the old dog yet when it comes to getting safely and successfully on to Cloud I am what people politely call ‘middle aged’. Past forty, comfortably; been in the… Read More