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Podcast: Virtual Strategy Magazine Interview with David Marshall and Wade Reynolds

For those of you interested, VMBlog's David Marshall and co-author Wade Reynolds were recently interviewed by Virtual Strategy Magazine's Brian Ducharme about their latest book, "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft in the Virtual Data Center" as well as other interesting questions relating to virtualization in general.  Both of us had a great time talking with Brian about the book as well as exhanging ideas with him around the topic of virtualization. 

To listen to the Podcast, visit the Virtual Stategy Magazine Web site, or click the following link to the Podcast directly.

The Podcast lasts about 15 minutes long, and covers some of the following topics:

  1. Introductions
  2. Author Backgrounds
  3. Why they wrote the book
  4. Changes in the virtualization market
  5. Plans for future books (VI 3)
  6. Virtual Machine management tools
  7. and InfoWorld
  8. Dave McCrory's involvement
  9. Other virtualization (Xen)
  10. The future of virtualization
  11. The need for Standards
  12. Closing comments

About the Authors:

David Marshall is a senior architect at Surgient, the leading provider of virtual lab applications for automating software testing, training, and demo labs. He is also the editor of the Infoworld Virtualization Report ( and the virtualization news blog, Marshall is a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds additional certifications from CompTIA and others. He has extensive experience architecting, deploying and managing complex virtual infrastructure environments for a variety of Fortune 1000 clients over the past six years. Prior to joining Surgient, Marshall was employed by ProTier, an early virtualization service provider acquired by Surgient in 2003, and by BankOne. Marshall holds a B.S. in Finance and Information Technology Certification from the University of New Orleans.

Wade A. Reynolds is a senior architect at Surgient, the leading provider of virtual lab applications for automating software testing, training and demo labs. Reynolds is a Microsoft Certified Professional and specializes in designing and implementing enterprise solutions using virtual infrastructure technology including VMware ESX Server and Microsoft Virtual Server. Reynolds has several years of experience in the architecture, deployment, and troubleshooting of small to large scale advanced server virtualization solutions for many prestigious clients. Reynolds has software development, database design, network engineering and systems integration experience developed at companies such as SCP Pool Corporation and General Electric. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Published Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:54 PM by David Marshall
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