Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Mike Laverick

Mike Laverick Who is he? Mike is the senior cloud infrastructure evangelist for VMware. Before joining VMware he was an independent for 10 years. He’s a former freelance VMware Certified Instructor with 17 years of experience in technologies, such as Novell (NCT), Windows (MCT), Citrix (VCI) and of course VMware (VCI). Very involved in the […]

Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe Who is he? A longtime IT hand, Scott has filled just about any role you’d expect in IT — instructor, systems engineer, consultant, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and more. Today, he’s one of the most respected thinkers in the VMware community. Where can you find him? By day, Scott’s an engineering architect for […]

Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Maish Saidel-Keesing

Maish Saidel-Keesing Who is he? Maish is currently a Virtualization Architect for Cisco Video Technologies Israel in Jerusalem, and has worked in IT for the past 15 years with a stronger focus on virtualization for the past 7. Where can you find him? While Maish can be found primarily at his site, Technodrome, and on Twitter, […]

Enabling vCloud Hybrid Service over Distance (Video)

This week’s VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) event in San Francisco is very exciting — both for VMware and for Silver Peak. It’s the first year that the vCloud Hybrid Service team is attending and it’s the first time Silver Peak will be in attendance. First, what is PEX? Traditionally, it has been a show for […]

Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Gabrie van Zanten

Gabrie van Zanten Who is he? Gabrie is a virtualization architect working for Open Line, a Dutch integrator. Where can you find him? He’s the master agent of Gabe’s Virtual World, but he also carries a license-to-write at Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.  Sources have him on several deep cover operations. Including as a contributing editor […]

Keep Your Friends Close And Your Enemies Closer

The concept of co-opetition — the combination of competition and cooperation — doesn’t go back quite as far as 400 BC when China’s Sun-tzu made his famous statement about friends and enemies, but it certainly seems timely when considering the recent developments surrounding the entity known as VCE (Virtual Computing Environment). The Richardson, Texas-based company, […]

Showcasing Network Virtualization at VMworld Europe

Fall is in the air, which means VMworld is back in sunny Barcelona. Coming off the heels of VMworld San Francisco a little over a month ago, VMworld Barcelona promises to feature all the latest advancements in virtualization and cloud computing that were announced at the US event.  More than 8,000 IT professionals are expected […]

Disrupt Or Die Part 2: Network Giants Are Not Immune

It seems to be the consensus that your business has only two choices: disrupt, or be disrupted. Yet just days after writing the previous column, Infonetics’ Enterprise Networking and Communication Vendor Leadership Scorecard reported that just 8 vendors dominate the $50 billion enterprise communication infrastructure market. There are more than 100 vendors competing in this […]

Silver Peak Integrates Agility with VMware NSX (Video)

Today Silver Peak announced a groundbreaking integration with VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform. This is a significant step forward in our Agility initiative, which extends our data acceleration capabilities beyond the networking audience and puts it in the hands of virtualization and application owners. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work from our engineering […]

Great Expectations: 5 Trends To Watch For At VMworld 2013

Next week VMware kicks off its annual user conference, VMworld.  I’m expecting this year’s show to not only exceed last year’s attendance total of about 20,000 people, but also have a bigger show floor as more vendors try and align themselves with the market leader in virtualization.  Personally, I know I’ve had what seems like […]