Virtualization Management Gap

In a discussion with SIOS, Michelle Bailey at IDC said, “There are big, big concerns on how data center managers are going to cope. The thing I worry about the most with virtualization is the management consequences.”


“There’s no way to manage this with the processes and tools in place today.” In fact, Bailey is so worried that she thinks this “virtualization management gap” shown above might stall the virtualization market itself as users search for management solutions. “I’m worried that customers may have gone too far and may have to dial it back,” she said. “The challenge in the server virtualization world is that people aren’t used to spending a lot of money on systems management tools.” There needs to be more cost effective virtualized management solutions for enterprises.

Jim Kaskade

Jim Kaskade is a serial entrepreneur & enterprise software executive of over 36 years. He is the CEO of Conversica, a leader in Augmented Workforce solutions that help clients attract, acquire, and grow end-customers. He most recently successfully exited a PE-backed SaaS company, Janrain, in the digital identity security space. Prior to identity, he led a digital application business of over 7,000 people ($1B). Prior to that he led a big data & analytics business of over 1,000 ($250M). He was the CEO of a Big Data Cloud company ($50M); was an EIR at PARC (the Bell Labs of Silicon Valley) which resulted in a spinout of an AML AI company; led two separate private cloud software startups; founded of one of the most advanced digital video SaaS companies delivering online and wireless solutions to over 10,000 enterprises; and was involved with three semiconductor startups (two of which he founded, one of which he sold). He started his career engineering massively parallel processing datacenter applications. Jim has an Electrical and Computer Science Engineering degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in semiconductor design and computer science; and an MBA from the University of San Diego with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and finance.

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