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Greetings and Salutations!

Welcome to this historic moment, and congratulations. You are reading the first-ever blog entry for! OK, maybe not so historic, but pretty doggone cool, wouldn't you say? No? OK, then how about something else to waste your time with, rather than actually, you know, working. Word!

I'm Keith Ward, editor of Virtualization Review magazine, quite literally (as I write this in late January 2008) the only print publication dedicated solely to coverage of IT virtualization. And this is my blog.

The blog will cover the virtualization space, and whatever else I feel like writing about. That is to say, I'll be concentrating on virtualization-related stuff, but I'll also take (perhaps frequent) detours into other stuff that interests me. Could be what Microsoft's doing with Windows Server 2008. Could be airplanes. Could be jazz. Could be basketball, or what college my 16-year-old daughter will be visiting next as she tries to decide where to go.

In other words, this is, like jazz, free flowing, improvisational and unpredictable. I'll probably be posting often, so come on back now, y'hear?

Now for just a little bit of virtualization-related stuff. As you're probably aware, there's a lot of confusion about virtualization; definitions are blurred, and it's often hard to grasp exactly what is being virtualized where when you're reading about a new product. One of the best quickie resources I've seen for clarifying the virtualization stack comes from Dan Kusnetzky, principal analyst and president of Kusnetzky Group, a consultancy that does a lot of virtualization-related work. Dan does a terrific job of separating out the various layers of the virtualization stack in a blog post here. It's a good place to start if you're looking to sort out the confusion.

Posted by Keith Ward on 01/23/2008 at 12:48 PM


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