Intel IT’s Virtualization Journey

Next week VMware is hosting VMworld and what seems like the entire technology industry will be talking about virtualization ... like we haven't been for the past several years.  Anyway, a few members of the Intel IT technology team will be on hand at VMworld in the Moscone Center next week to share what we are doing with virtualization in both the data center and on our client platforms.

Unlike the IT engineer in this video who is using a rocket to put his data center in the cloud, Intel IT is using an accelerated virtualization approach to lay the foundation for our enterprise private cloud.  Next week Shesha Krishnapura (Principal Engineer, Intel IT) will co-present with Dylan Larson (Marketing Director, Intel Data Center Group) in a session titled "Virtualization Transitions: The Journey to Enterprise Cloud Computing". This session will occur Wed Sept 1 at 10:30 AM   in Moscone North Room 135

Dylan will cover the technologies and capabilities required to take enterprises and service providers worldwide on their journey to cloud computing.  They will outline and detail our technologies in compute, networking, and storage. They will cover the economics of cloud computing and Intel's vision to invest in technologies, people, and solutions through 2015.  Shesha will discuss how Intel IT has gone from consolidating data centers to virtualizing infrastructures to setting the foundation for enterprise-wide cloud deployments.

In a separate session focused on client virtualization, Dave Buchholz (Principal Engineer, IT) will conduct several chalk talks on Enabling Device-Independent Mobility Using Client Virtualization.  You can find Dave inside the Intel booth.

Dave will discuss an internal Intel IT Proof of Concept showing the future of client computing using device-independent mobility (DIM).  We are evaluating implementing various client virtualization technologies and the use of virtual containers to abstract the OS; applications; corporate and personal data, workspaces and user-specific settings.  In this model, users can access their applications and information from any device, anywhere, anytime. Our goal is to provide side-by-side personal and professional environments on the same hardware devices and remove many of the platform qualification and adoption roadblocks faced by many IT shops today.

If you are going to VMworld, we hope to see you there.  If not, visit the program website and explore our IT best practices on virtualization.