The reality of x86 virtualization: hypervisor diversity

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 your enterprise.
  • 1 company's experience using multiple hypervisors to deliver its cloud services.
  • How Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization on IBM Systems can help your enterprise benefit from and successfully manage hypervisor diversity.

Date: October 11, 2012

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012 | 13:00 UTC / 9 a.m. (New York) / 3 p.m. (Paris) / 6:30 p.m. (Mumbai)
  • Thursday, October 11, 2012 | 18:00 UTC / 2 p.m. (New York) / 8 p.m. (Paris) / 11:30 p.m. (Mumbai)
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business and Technical


Dan Olds principal, Gabriel Consulting Group
Peter van den Muijsenberg manager project and consultancy services, SLTN
Chuck Dubuque senior manager product marketing, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat
Adam Jollans program director, Linux and Open Virtualization Strategy, IBM

About Dan Olds: 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.
About Peter van den Muijsenberg: 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.
About Chuck Dubuque: Chuck Dubuque is the senior product marketing manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and is responsible for market analysis, program strategy, and channel support. Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked for 3 years at a mid-sized value-added reseller (VAR) where he experienced both the marketing and engineering of enterprise hardware and software, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, Microsoft Windows Server, NetApp, IBM, Cisco, and Dell. Earlier in his career, Dubuque spent 8 years in the biotechnology space in marketing and business development. He earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.
About Adam Jollans: 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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