Virtualization and the Art of Patience with HP, IBM, Sun and Dell
Digesting x86 boxes with class and humor
Meat Cast If an analyst's brain is vacuumed in a forest, does it make a noise? We answer that very question in Episode 6 - code-named Toe-Tapping Senator - of Semi-Coherent Computing.
This week's show has me pulling down a direct feed of server data and virtualization philosophy from Gabriel Consulting Group analyst Dan Olds. We talk about HP's surging blade server business, Dell's x86 server struggles and successes and the trend toward larger x86 boxes. Oh yeah, we discuss Microsoft maybe buying Citrix, different approaches to virtualization software and the future of computing too.
Along the way, Olds dishes out some of his research to help provide an idea as to where HP, Dell, Sun and IBM fail and aid their customers.
You must listen to this show if you like x86 servers and/or virtualization technology and/or want to maintain your self-respect.
You'll find Dan Olds here.
referring to another post today
but where is the vibrator angle?
"HP, Sun, Dell and IBM fail AND aid their customers."
What a bunch of losers, aiding their customers...
/pedantic mode on
I'm not a native english speaker, but I'm pretty sure this should read:
"... fail TO aid their customers." (?)
/pedantic mode off
Don't encourage him
Presumably the first comment was from Ashlee's wife, to puff his ratings a bit. Quid pro quo and all that...
Solaris and Xen
Nice Show this week, just a quickie on Solaris and Xen, Sun is working on integrating Xen in Solaris. However it will likely be called something else due to Xensource protection around the usage of the term Xen. You can find the Solaris Xen project at http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/xen/
By the way, both this one and the first issue of the opensource podcast haven't shown up iTunes
Ashlee - Keep up the great work. I just listened to the one on data center efficiency and it was eye-opening. The guests you bring on the show have interesting perspectives and it makes for some quality listening for a wannabe geek like me. Maybe you should start your own blog (or vlog)?