Posts Tagged ‘User virtualization’
Virtualization, in its roots, has been around for many decades starting with the mainframes in the late 1960’s, but only in the last decade virtualization has been broadly accepted and became mainstream. The best known virtualization technology “Virtual OS” was actually popularized in the last 5 years. At the same time the virtualization reference model called the “Virtualization stack” started to evolve into one of the preeminent known architecture models for our current modern IT infrastructure.
In essence the Virtualization Stack allows us to decouple the different infrastructure layers used to create the fundament of the IT infrastructure for organizations. In the past, all IT layers were bound together and were dependent on the weakest link in the chain. Because of virtualization technologies we can now add or remove IT layers without jeopardizing the total IT infrastructure framework we have built for our organizations. This virtualization stack is also becoming one of the essential pillars for the IT trend of Cloud Computing (being Private/Public or Hybrid Clouds). We will cover the Cloud Computing’s ins and outs in one of our future whitepapers.
Rachel Chalmers of the 451 group published a report about Scense. It is called “Bringing Dutch Scense to the personalization of application portals” and was published on july 23th 2009. I am always interested in the opinion of analists about our products because it gives a good idea about how our products and messaging are received. To give an impression about the content of the report: