The reality of x86 virtualization Hypervisor diversity

The reality of x86 virtualization: Hypervisor diversity

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Conventional wisdom suggests that enterprises are standardizing on a single x86 hypervisor for their IT infrastructures. But, the reality is often different. Recent research published by Gabriel Consulting Group shows a widespread use of multiple hypervisors in the datacenter, with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) as the fastest growing hypervisor.

In this webinar, we'll explore:
  • The "hyperversity" trend and the strategic importance of hypervisor diversity to the enterprise .
  • SLTN's experience using multiple hypervisors to deliver their cloud services.
  • How Red Hat  Enterprise Virtualization on IBM Systems can help enterprises benefit from and successfully manage hypervisor diversity.


Dan Olds, principal, Gabriel Consulting Group
Dan Olds has been in the high tech arena for 15 years, holding significant positions at Cray Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc., and IBM prior to founding technology research firm Gabriel Consulting Group Inc. in 2002. Through GCG, Olds closely follows trends in both enterprise and high-performance computing. He pays particularly close attention to how technology continues to fundamentally transform both business and science. He is frequently quoted in industry and business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Computerworld, eWeek, and others. He earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in finance and marketing.

Peter van den Muijsenberg, manager project and consultancy services, SLTN
The SLTN Group, a professional ICT service company, provides design, implementation, security, control, and maintenance services for profit and non-profit organizations. The goal for SLTN is to become a cloud infrastructure delivery company on both shared, dedicated, hybrid, and on-premises cloud solutions based upon multiple cloud solutions including IBM Smartcloud and Red Hat Cloud solutions.

John Rinehart, product marketing manager, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat
John Rinehart has spent 20+ years working with customers and partners in the area of enterprise servers and software solutions. Today as the product marketing manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, he is actively helping customers realize the cost, agility, and availability benefits that come with the deployment of a virtualization infrastructure. Past companies John has worked for include Hewlett Packard, Aspect Communications, and Solutions Consulting. John holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in mathematics and computer science.

Adam Jollans, program director, Linux and Open Virtualization Strategy, IBM

Adam Jollans is currently leading the worldwide cross-IBM Linux and open virtualization strategy for IBM. He is now based in Hursley, England, following a two-year assignment to Somers, NY, where he led the worldwide Linux marketing strategy for IBM Software Group. He has been involved with Linux since 1998, and prior to his US assignment, he led the European marketing activities for IBM Software on Linux.



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